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A 13years old boy with a bone age of 16, can still grow? if yes how much, and a good diet could improve that height gain?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Depends : If his growth plates are closed, he's unlikely to grow more. Of his growth plates are open, he will grow more. The x-ray will determine this.
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
If his bone age is 16 then he has fewer than 2 inches of growth left. There is no way to use nutrition to modify his final height.
Dec 13, 2012
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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