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    As we grow our bones increase in diameter, but the thickness of the bony collar of the shaft remains relatively constant. Why?

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    GROWTH IN THICKNESS OF LONG BONES

    As we grow our bones increase in diameter, but the thickness of the bony collar of the shaft remains relatively constant. Why?

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    Unlike cartilage, which can grow by interstitial and appositional growth, bone can only grow in thickness by appositional growth. ...

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