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A 17-year-old member asked:

Hello, are the growth plates previously closed in the wrist or knees? does testosterone itself close growth plates or must it be converted to estrogen to close the growth plates?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Odd post: Both testosterone & estrogen accelerate growth & eventually end up closing the growth plated in all bones.
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