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Would pagets make long bones grow longer? would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? no bowed limbs or spine curvature

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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 growth of a person several inches at that age. Hat size can get bigger as the skull can enlarge, but no significant vertical growth.

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