AN EVALUATION OF THE ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF GROWTH FROM THE DISTAL EPIPHYSEAL LINE
IRVIN E. HENDRYSON

Abstract

1. The established method, or Digby's method, of determining percentage of growth from a given epiphyseal line in a long bone (by comparing the diaphyseal length with the distance from the metaphysis to the intersection of the nutrient artery and the center of the medullary cavity) is unreliable and without foundation.

2. The figures derived by the use of this method in estimating the percentage of growth from a given epiphyseal line are inaccurate.