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A 18-year-old male asked:

Do micro fractures in shin bone really increase height on recovery if they are created for a long time using ankle weights? 18 male, still growing.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Still growing: It is uncommon for an 18 year old to continue growing but it does happen sometimes. More likely is that the amount of bone will increase with little increase in height. Micro-fractures in your shin bone(s) are important and needs evaluation and care. Keep the ankle weights off for now.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2015

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