What is the distal radial epiphysis?

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What is the distal radial epiphysis?

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The epiphysis is the name given to the rounded end of a long bone. Distal means towards the bottom end of so a distal radial epiphysis injury is an injuy to the end of the radius bone in the forearm. It more commonly affects young athletes (usually aged 6 to 10 years old) particularly gymnasts. It can also be caused by falling onto an outstretched hand.

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