For decades, the determination of bone maturity has relied on a visual evaluation of skeletal development in the hand and wrist, most commonly using the Greulich and Pyle atlas. The Gilsanz and Ratib digital atlas takes advantage of the advent of digital imaging and provides a more effective and objective approach to skeletal maturity assessment. This atlas integrates the key morphological features of ossification in the bones of the hand and wrist and provides idealized, sex- and age-specific images of skeletal development. This computer-generated set of images should serve as a reasonable alternative to the reference books currently available.
Introduction; Bone Developement; Assessment of Bone Development; Indicators of Skeletal Maturity in Children and Adolescents; Infancy; Toddler; Early Childhood; Middle Childhood; Sexual Maturity; Skeletal Maturity; Clinical Evaluation of Skeletal Maturation; Computer Assisted Techniques of Skeletal Maturity Determination; Digital Bone Age Atlas; Methods and Techniques; Validation; Sofware User Manual Software Installation; Bone Age Atlas Images; Caucasian Boys; Caucasian Girls; Tables and Formulas.