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Growth Plate Closed
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
At 19 are my growth plates closed. ..trying to grow taller heard around that for males we stop growth completley at 25?
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?
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
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
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?
If someone went thru puberty but growth plates never closed, would their height keep growing even in 30s or 40s or would it stop earlier @ some point?
I'm 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? If I do stretching exercises?
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
I did X-ray for my wrist and my growth plates are closed deos this mean I am not growing to be taller? : (
Still have time: Still have little time....Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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.?
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
I had my hand x-rayed and the doctor told me my growth plates have closed. Does that mean I won't grow taller?
Probably: Depends if all the growth plates have closed. You would need to know if they have closed in your legs as well. ...Read more
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
Is it pretty certain my growth plates are closed at 38? Never told I had delayed puberty, period since 13, estrogen tested normal, no other issues.
Yes: They closed probably 5 years after you started your periods. Is there a reason you are concerned? ...Read more
Age 14 son had left wrist bone age xray. Results state his bone age is 17 but do not state that growth plates are closed. Any hope for further growth?
Yes: The major mechanical determinant of height is how long the longest bones in the body, like the femur (thigh) and tibia (leg), become. At the ends of these bones are the growth plates that appear like open spaces on x-rays when growth is ongoing but close when growth is completed. If the growth plate on your son is still open, there is potential for further growth. ...Read more
What types of medical conditions could cause an adult, whose growth plates should have closed years ago, to grow one, two or three inches?
How does an X-Ray say if the growth plates have actually closed? Also please explain if any stretching would help grow at 22.
What would be the side effects if I take a hgh injection for linear growth while my growth plates are almost closed, but not quite?
It won't: At 37 years of age, nothing can make you grow taller. ...Read more
My daughter has a grade 3 pcl tear and meniscus tear. They won't do surgery for pcl because her growth plates aren't closed. Is this a good idea?
Yes: I don't know how old your daughter is or how athletic she is. This is an unusual injury hit dashboard, fell hard on knee.? Non operative tx. For PCL is probably indicated. If she really has a meniscus tear then have it scoped and fixed. Quad strengthening and bracing should be helpful until she's thru growth. She may never need it reconstructed if it's truly isolated. I perform arthroscopic PCL r ...Read more
I'm tall for my age. My growth plates have not yet closed. Is there anyway to close them early? Btw I get picked on about it and will not regret it.
Can arimidex (anastrozole) promote more growth out of male whose growth plates are not fully closed?
If someone in mid30s had growth plates that possibly never closed & took calcium mag, Vit D, zinc, could they cause height to increase several inches?
Open growth rates:
Open growth plates at age 30 or so are extremely unlikely.
Have you had these open plates confirmed or is that your thinking?
If confirmed your doctors need to take a bone biopsy and see what is going on. With open growth plates your risk of fracture is increased and there is little likelihood, if any, of your growing taller. ...Read more