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Bone Age Epiphyseal Males
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Depends on the plate: Most females stop growing around 14 and males around 16. (there are exceptions.) the epiphyseal plates close around this time. Although some plates in the clavicle don't close until people are in their early 20s. ...Read more
Varies: The growth centers in the long bones determine final stature. Hormones of puberty signal the centers to begin closure and most males finish by 17-18. In a few with delayed puberty and growth, the centers remain open and an xray of the wrist and hand will show a person has open centers more like a 14 -15 year old.I've never seen one grow taller after 20. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies some: Most will grow about 2.5 in or 5 cm after their first period.The growth centers of females close at this point, which varies from 15-17 in most.There are some that finish sooner or later. An x-ray of the hand can be assessed for bone maturity and likelihood of further growth. ...Read more
12-15: Most common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Generally, 14-17. : Personal story. At my bar mitzvah, age 13, the picture with my 16 year old brother showed a little squirt that barely came up to len's nipples. At 15, coming home from summer camp, i got a horrendous case of mono (thanks, phoebe) that put me in bed for months, relapsed at xmas, put me in bed for another 2 months. I went to bed 5'2" and got up at 5'8"! by age 18, i was 5'11". Life is strange. ...Read more
It varies from perso: -2 person & male 2 female. Female's are closed earlier than males. Best 2 Google it & examine the charts. Sam Decker a I/W buckets star is a junior, & from the end of his soph year to star of this year went from 6'7" 225# to 6'9" & 240#. Pelvic illeac apophysis closure is when it's over, seen only on imaging. ...Read more
11.9 female with current bone age of 14 years. She is 4'11''. Xr bone age impression "near complete fusion of growth plates. Partially open plates of distal radius and ulna. Mom is 5'7' dad 6'1. Help?
Peds endocrinologist: This is really specialized care that you want to see a pediatric endocrinologist. She is right at the borderline of being appropriate for growth hormone treatment. Growth hormone treatment is very expensive. But using it now might be able to have her gain a couple more inches in height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs: Unless your doctor has seen and examined you it is wrong to take isoflavones and/or phytoestrogens! If your doctor sees you and prescribes them I would like to hear from you again. ...Read more
At or around Age 14: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
varies: The potential for continued linear growth is determined by an interplay of the hormones of puberty and the growth centers of the long bones.As long as the growth centers remain open, growth is possible. However, the initiation of menses provides a well defined marker in girls, and most can only expect another 2.5 in or 5 cm growth after this happens. ...Read more
Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?
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