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can you grow taller after 24?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Rarely.: There are several disorders with which this is possible, but in general, healthy people do not grow noticeably after 24, .
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity.Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done.

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