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Pediatric Skeletal Anatomy

Because their bodies are still growing, children’s skeletons are different from adults’.

 

Outline of baby with skeleton visible. Shaded areas show growth plates at ends of bones.
Skeleton of infant. Shaded areas are growth plates.
 

 

 Outline of child with skeleton visible.

Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Images reviewed by StayWell art team.
Online Medical Reviewer: Images reviewed by StayWell medical illustration team.
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 3/9/2013
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