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It could: This can lead to abnormal grouth patterns. ...Read more
The growth will con-: Tinue, so the bone will grow longer. ...Read more
Is there anything that could cause epiphyseal plates to never seal? Same height in adulthood for 12-plus yrs. Could plates reopen or never have closed
No, closure stopped: growth of long bones at the time you stopped growing in height. Epiphyseal plates are layers of cartilage near the ends of long bones which can lengthen bones. Closure means these regions have been transformed by osteoblasts into bone & all chondrocytes are gone. Once cartilage transitions to bone, invasion of chondrocytes and regression back to cartilage has never been discovered to occur. ...Read more
At what age could close all my bony plates so that it can not grow? I have 18 years and am a man. A carpograma showed epiphyseal lines are fused
Growth: Your growing days are over if as you say your epiphyseal lines are fused. ...Read more
What conditions can cause someone's epiphyseal plates to never close or cause a very late closure in a female, more than a decade past end of puberty?
Know it's rare for epiphyseal plates to not close or close many yrs past puberty. What are conditions that could cause that to happen in those cases?
These vary: Not sure if you are asking how to/seeking delayed closure or just need to know what conditions may cause this? A clarification may be helpful. See the links in the meantime. http://www.naturalheightgrowth.com/2012/09/20/theories-on-delaying-puberty-to-extend-the-growth-period/ ...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: Every epiphyseal or "growth" plate closes at a different age, and also varies between boys and girls with girls maturing on average a few years earlier and thus their growth plates closing earlier as well. ...Read more
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