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Doctor insights on: Weightlifting Growth Plates

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Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Yes: Any injury involving a growth plate may lead to an abnormal closure of the growth plate which may result in a limb length difference. ...Read more

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Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Growth plates: Unlikely but I am puzzled by your statement "increased testosterone". Please explain. Is it normal increase in your own testosterone production as you are going through puberty and beyond? Are you taking testosterone that has not been prescribed for you? ...Read more

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Which growth plates will fuse after the fusion of knee epiphysis? Thank you

Which growth plates will fuse after the fusion of knee epiphysis? Thank you

Usually...: The tibia. There are a number of articles on the internet which deal with this topic. They are mainly forensic articles which deal with determining the age of death of an individual when only the bones remain. ...Read more

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What are "hot spots" that are visible on bone scans. Are they growth plates?

What are "hot spots" that are visible on bone scans. Are they  growth plates?

Bone scan: In all scans a 'hot spot' is a simple description of increased tracer uptake in a particular area. Depending on the patient age, reason for scan and type of scan done this will aid in diagnosis. Growth plates tend to show up as one of these hot spots because of increased bone activity in these areas. ...Read more

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Would 2 ius of HGH a day for 12 month, have any affect on a 17 year old with open growth plates?

Would 2 ius of HGH a day for 12 month, have any affect on a 17 year old with open growth plates?

Under Doctor's Care: If you are not getting this from a physician who has prescribed it and is monitoring all that must be monitored then i would advise you against using this product with all of the urgency I have as a physician. ...Read more

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Can masturbation/ejaculation cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting my final height?

Can masturbation/ejaculation cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting my final height?

No: While the time of growth plate closure is impacted my many factors, masturbation and ejaculation do not affect your final height in any way. Other myths about masturbation? It'll cause hairy palms, acne, blindness, etc. ...Read more

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