A 17-year-old male asked:
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 ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
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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