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Doctor insights on: Growth Plate Closed

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I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth, any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness?

I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth, any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness?

Growth Hormone: While there are many uses for growth hormone, increasing bone thickness is not one of them. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/norditropin-nordiflex. Html for an example of prescription only GH. Don't take if you don't need it (not a do-it-yourself project) as may cause acromegaly (info = http://goo. Gl/az2thj; images = https://goo. Gl/P2G5Rt). Read more

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At 19 are my growth plates closed. ..trying to grow taller heard around that for males we stop growth completley at 25?

At 19 are my growth plates closed. ..trying to grow taller heard around that for males we stop growth completley at 25?

Nature will take: It's course. Height is often genetically related and I'm sure nutrition plays a role, other than that its out of your hands...... Read more

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Will high dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) cause jaw growth? 599 mcg/dl? Even after growth plates closed? At what age do they close?

Will high dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) cause jaw growth? 599 mcg/dl? Even after growth plates closed? At what age do they close?

High dheas doesn't: Necessarily mean elevated adrenal hormones. It won't cause jaw growth. Growth plates close after puberty is completed. A wrist x-ray can check if your still have open growth plates or not. Read more

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How to know if your growth plates have closed?

How to know if your growth plates have closed?

Hand and Wrist Xray: For bone age. The classic atlas is by Gruelich and Pyle, but there are several online atlases as well. While the hand growth plates correlate with skeletal growth and all may be closed, there is still linear height growth in the spine even after all the long bones stop growing and with so many vertebral bodies, a 3/4 mm growth in each (of 33) could still yield about inch in height on average Read more

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Iam 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? And add few inches to my height?

Not likely...: By 21 years of age most human beings have reached their adult height. It is not likely your spine is going to take off on it's own and grow "a few inches" while the rest of your bones stay the same! Not to worry. Physical height won't hold you back unless you're dead set on being a pro basketball player! Read more

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What are the chances a close to 40 YO female will grow taller by several inches? Shouldn't the growth plates have closed a long time ago by this time?

What are the chances a close to 40 YO female will grow taller by several inches? Shouldn't the growth plates have closed a long time ago by this time?

Isn't going to happn: I suppose you could invest a year or two of your life and have a major surgery on your legs to lengthen them. Short of this major effort, it is not going to happen. In fact, a subtle shortening over time is more likely. Read more

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I'm 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? If I do stretching exercises?

I'm 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? If I do stretching exercises?

No: At 21 little height to gain stretching has no permanent effect on height that gravity won't take away in seconds height can becgained with correct posture you are who you are most height comes from growth around the knees. Read more

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I am a guy who is desperate to grow taller but unfortunately my growth plates have closed is there any way for me to grow some more?

I am a guy who is desperate to grow taller but unfortunately my growth plates have closed is there any way for me to grow some more?

No: After growth plates are closed you cannot grow taller. If you have loads of money & can take off a few years to undergo leg lengthening surgery you might be able to find someone willing to operate. It would take a few years and may cripple or kill you but if you are desperate that might work. It would not be covered by insurance or available in the US. Read more

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Would neck x-ray tell if growth plates are completely closed. Ie, if one had 1cm of total growth left could neck growth plates appear closed on x ray?

Would neck x-ray tell if growth plates are completely closed. Ie, if one had 1cm of total growth left could neck growth plates appear closed on x ray?

Bone age: Accurate bone age is determined by looking at a left hand X-ray and comparing the findings to a bone age atlas. You can also determine if there is any growth remaining by looking at a APPelvis Xray (Risser Stage) as well as knee X-rays. Read more

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Why is it so hard to grow the shin bone once growth plates have closed?

Why is it so hard to grow the shin bone once growth plates have closed?

Finished growing: Bone lengthening occurs at the ends of the long bones at the site of the growth plates. If the growth plates have closed, no more lengthening can occur. Read more

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Have had period for 4.5 years now and not growing any taller, why is my jaw still growing out? Shouldn't growth plates be closed by now?

Have had period for 4.5 years now and not growing any taller, why is my jaw still growing out? Shouldn't growth plates be closed by now?

Growth plates: Growth plates in the jaw are known to slow down around age 18. Occasionally some continue growing a bit into the early 20's. It is best to be evaluated in person by a dentist or oral surgeon, who will take radiographs of your jaw. Read more

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Hand x-rayed and the doctor told me my growth plates have closed. Does that mean I won't grow?

Hand x-rayed and the doctor told me my growth plates have closed. Does that mean I won't grow?

Let me explain: If the growth plate closed because an injury, you should follow up on it because that will possibly some deformity in the area. If the growth plate stopped growing because you reached bone maturity that normal. Good luck. Read more

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Is there is any side effects for having X-Ray on my wrist to whcih weather growth plates are closed or no, I am 17 years old male.?

Is there is any side effects for having X-Ray on my wrist to whcih weather growth plates are closed or no, I am 17 years old male.?

X ray: Of the X-ray is needed as a part of work up for a growth problem, then you should have thr X-ray done. Radiation exposure carried with it a risk for a radiation-associated side effects such as cancer risk for long term Read more

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My hand wrist growth plates has closed but my feet us still growing is that normal?

My hand wrist growth plates has closed but my feet us still growing is that normal?

No rhyme or Reason.: Perfectly fine. Growth plates can and do close at different locations and at different ages. So enjoy and get growing. Read more

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A pediatrician told me I was done growing at 17, cause my hand growth plates were closed, but yet I've grown 1"+ since then. Explanation?

A pediatrician told me I was done growing at 17, cause my hand growth plates were closed, but yet I've grown 1"+ since then. Explanation?

The growth plates of: Your hand bones might have fused, but your long bones (femurs, tibiae) have continued to grow, giving you 1 inch of growth. Before they fused. Different bones fuse at different ages, some earlier than others, probably over a 4-6 years period.
I am sure you've done most of your growing by now. Read more

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