A 17-year-old male asked:
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my orthopedic took a x-ray on my lower bone and told me my growth plates are closed on my lower back and i stopped growing i am 17 years old and i am a boy i thought boys stop growing at age 20 can my legs still growing taller ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: My preferred place to evaluate growth centers is the wrist/hand since there are so many to see & published standards. Growth stops in men between 16-18 for most, rarely longer in some. If the growth centers are closed you cannot grow taller.
Answered on Aug 26, 2020

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Translation: A bone age of 17 in a male translates to an anticipated linear growth of approximately an inch or less from any source.

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