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describe how most long bones grow

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
37 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Until end of puberty: Usually the growth stops at the end of puberty. However, some males may have growth until about 21 years of age and females for a year or two after me ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Complex answer : But this diagram is a very abbreviated version of this complex process.
Dr. George Gantsoudes
17 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
It's a long story...: Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells. These columns grow one cell at a ti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bone: Process called ossification.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No growth after 20's: No further longitudinal growth is possible after adulthood is reached
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You may grow in the spine after long bone show skeletal maturity but not much, all depend on several factors , male or female, genetic, family histor ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Likely not: Your stated age of 19 would suggest that your growth in height is complete. There may be open growth plates yet but these do not contribute to height ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: No, the growth plates in a 40 year old have been closed have been closed for many years and so pagers or really any condition can not really cause the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Arms & Legs: Femur (thigh bone), tibia & fibular (lower leg), humerus (upper arm) plus radius & ulna (lower arm) are considered long bones.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
ON AVERAGE?: Teens.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Two questions--: If you mean when do they fuse, that is part hormone, part genetic, part nutrition and part life stress--usually 16-19 years old. As you asked it, once ... Read More

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