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A 16-year-old male asked:

I did an x-ray of my left wrist to see growth potential few months ago. because of covid-19 the doctor results were told in the email he didn't say if my growth plates are closed or open he just said that i did most of my growing what does it mean?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
The image and report may be reviewed during a virtual consult with HTMG. The report may indicate that there is almost complete growth, with potential for a little bit more growth. Discuss with your Pediatrician and review your diet and growth chart.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Not really enough information here to help. But, in general most males reach skeletal maturity between ages 16-18 (meaning no growth left). A radius x-ray is not the best means to measure skeletal maturity and a full skeletal survey would be better.

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