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Doctor insights on: What Bone Age Do Epiphyseal Plates Close

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At what bone age do epiphyseal plates close for males?

At what bone age do epiphyseal plates close for males?

Depends on which bon: Epiphyses close at different ages depending on a particular bone and which end of the bone you are referring to; e.g. Distal end of femur closes at a different time than distal end of radius. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


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Is bone age related to the growth plates? At bone age 16, is growth possible? How much (with genectis not being a problem)?

Depends: At a bone age of 16 most males are finishing their growth with the growth centers fusing (closing) at a bone age of 18. The anticipated increase in length between 16-18 is about 2 inches. ...Read more

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I was wondering are bone age xrays reliable?

I was wondering are bone age xrays reliable?

Standards exist: This study relies on side by side comparisons of each study to published standards. There are some natural variations in the growth center closure sequence which creates a margin of error for every study (months). In general, the study is not only reliable, it is the go to study to decide whether other growth evaluations should be started. ...Read more

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Would HGH be effective at a bone age of 16?

No: Longitudinal growth is done in girls by bone age of 16 and nearly done in boys with the same bone age. Hgh would not be used for the purpose of growth in a child with a bone age of 16. In patients with persistent gh deficiency who are done growing, we will consider reinitiating hgh at adult doses for the metabolic benefits. ...Read more

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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: Use with caution as the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc. Chip. Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Will a 15-year old with a bone age of 18 continue to grow?

Will a 15-year old with a bone age of 18 continue to grow?

Unlikely: Growth centers are usually closed at a bone age of 18 and further linear growth is unlikely. ...Read more

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My bone age is 12 years and my actual age is 20 years can I increase height at 20 age? If yes then tell me the proper name of medicine.

Yes: If your BA is 12, it suggests you have several years during which you can grow under the right treatment. It is also suggestive of hormonal deficiencies, that would include growth hormone and possibly others. Your profile lists many initial tests but more will be needed. An endocrinologist should be consulted to help with testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can the child still grow at bone age 18?

Can the child still grow at bone age 18?

They are done: By a bone age of 18 in males, linear growth has stopped. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can figure out my bone age myself?

What are good ways I can figure out my bone age myself?

Assume it: In general the term bone age is only used as a relative reading for growing children and teens. If you are as listed,46 years old, the term is not used. Once the bone age has reached the "adult" status where growth centers are closed, it is not relevant. ...Read more

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Is there a more reliable calculation of predicted height involving both chronological age and bone age?

There is no formula: That is 100% accurate in predicting adult height. There is a downloadable formula that utilizes bone age. http://m.jcem.endojournals.org/content/94/12/4868.abstract. ...Read more

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A 13years old boy with a bone age of 16, can still grow? If yes how much, and a good diet could improve that height gain?

Depends : If his growth plates are closed, he's unlikely to grow more. Of his growth plates are open, he will grow more. The x-ray will determine this. ...Read more

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It's possible to delay an advanced bone age (16) increasing final height?

It's possible to delay an advanced bone age (16) increasing final height?

Can't turn back: With a bone age of 16, there is less than 5 cm left of growth potential. Adding experimental treatment in the form of aromatase inhibition may delay the progress, but limited studies have not published data when bone age is so advanced. No real knowledge about long term side effects although there are concerns about how treatment might affect fertility and vertebral bone. ...Read more

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My son has idopathic short stature. Almost 16 bone age of 14. He's 5' will he grow more without GH?

Yes: A bone age of 14 in a 16 yo means he will have an additional 2 years to grow. How much is uncertain, but HGH injections would only get him to the same point a bit sooner. ...Read more

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Though my daughter is 14 years she has the bone age of a 12-year-old. How many more inches can she grow?

Though my daughter is 14 years she has the bone age of a 12-year-old. How many more inches can she grow?

Hard to know: Bone age can be lower than regular age for many reasons. One important aspect is how your daughter is progressing through puberty- I assume since you know the bone age that your doctor has been looking into puberty or height issues. Adult height is based on taking both Mom and Dad's height and doing a calculation that I have provided- I would ask your doctor about your concerns ...Read more

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What is the ideal bone age for a girl age 6 and a filipino?so I will know when I get the result of my kid for her bone age test.

What is the ideal bone age for a girl age 6 and a filipino?so I will know when I get the result of my kid for her bone age test.

Depends: Ideal for the average stature child would be 6. Bone age = actual age. If short, up to a year delay may indicate simple growth delay while more might imply a hormonal problem. A bone age ahead of the actual age would be unexpected. ...Read more

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If my son is age 12 but has a bone age of one year behind (taken about 5 years ago) would I use age 11 in one of the height calculators?

If my son is age 12 but has a bone age of one year behind (taken about 5 years ago) would I use age 11 in one of the height calculators?

Not necessarily: A bone age of 1 year behind from 5 years ago could very well have changed by now--could be that the bone age has caught up and now he is a bone age of 12, not 11. Or maybe his bone age is even ahead and he is 13, not 12. You should use his chronological age, 12. And if you are still worried about his height, go see an endocrinologist and have another bone age and workup done. ...Read more

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My son is15, bone age 17. Some of his growth plates are not completely closed(rad/cub, little space at distal femur. Is it still possible to treat him?

My son is15, bone age 17. Some of his growth plates are not completely closed(rad/cub, little space at distal femur. Is it still possible to treat him?

Growth plates: Your son is 15 yrs and his bone age is 17 yrs, he is close to his maximum height. For short stature treatment he is beyond a growth stage to make much of a difference. Growth hormone at this stage would close those open growth plates faster. I am assuming that this is the treatment you are asking about. ...Read more

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What are bone age test for 16 year old?

Hand/wrist Xray: The growth centers of the multiple bones of the wrist and hand change at a standard rate. When the growth centers fuze the linear growth stops. There are publications with pictures of these growth centers that can be used to monitor average, accelerated or slow bone maturity. If the bone maturity is read as normal for age 14 in a 16-year-old kid, that kid has extra time to grow taller, if 18, not. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can I go polyclinic to ask?

What to do if I want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can I go polyclinic to ask?

Bone density: Determination and bone age determination are two separate tests, but most hospital imaging departments or outpatient imaging centers can probably do either one. ...Read more

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I had a xray done for my wrisits that showed a bone age of 15. Could I perhaps take HGH to reach my potential height? (I am only 4'11)

I had a xray done for my wrisits that showed a bone age of 15. Could I perhaps take HGH to reach my potential height? (I am only 4'11)

Follow up needed: You need to follow up with an endocrinology to discuss your results and determine if you will benefit from growth hormone therapy. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and had a bone age density show 15 1/2 bone age he is 5 foot 6 and 150 pounds but he has not grown at all in 6 months and is concerned?

My son is 14 and had a bone age density show 15 1/2 bone age he is 5 foot 6 and 150 pounds but he has not grown at all in 6 months and is concerned?

Peds Endo: A pediatric endocrinologist reviews bone age films regularly. If no growth has occurred in 6 months then growth is likely finished and the bone age may be more advanced, particularly if the bone age mentioned was obtained at least 6 months ago. ...Read more

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How tall will my son be.He's 12 and 5, 11 1/2. Mom 5'7.I'm 6'2.He's always growing and has always been tall. His moms dad is 6'4. My dads 6'0. Bone age is 12.?

Tall family: Your son sounds about right. A rule of thumb (for boys) is mom's height +5 averaged with dad's height. For girls, -5 from dad; i.e. Factor in 5" for male gender. That would predict adult height of 6'1" for your son. However, this formula is not precise, and most generations exceed their parents' height due to nutrition. For "boomers" it was good nutrition. Now it may be excess nutrition. ...Read more

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16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

Proper treatment: Growth and development problems: stunted growth and delayed puberty, are common problems in children and teens with crohn's disease. These problems are believed to be due mostly to undernourishment. With control and proper treatment of disease, the prognosis for
ultimate linear growth and maturity is good. If worried ask gastroenterologist or treating physician. ...Read more

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I'm a 16y/o boy who is 5'1. I am scared about my height because of prednisone use at age 12-14. My bone age is 15. Will I grow anymore?

Should grow more: Most with a bone maturity of 15 y have at least an inch or two more they will grow. I wouldn't expect six, but you should get some. Expected genetic height (without prednisone effect) would be the average of your parents plus 2.5 inches +/-. ...Read more

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My son is 9 years old, and his last X-ray showed bone age of 12 years 5 months. Should we look into estrogen inhibitors to halt bone age?

Aromatase inhibitor : Aromatase inhibitors are experimental when used to prevent bone age acceleration the american academy of pediatrics endocrine subcommittee suggests this should only be considered under a research protocol. No long term data about safety or side effects. Concerns remain: will this treatment affect fertility? Vertebral bone abnormalities in growing kids? No studies have answered these questions yet. ...Read more

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My age is 20 years and my bone age is 12 years my height 5 feet and I have deficiency of growth harmones can I gain height only 2 inches/?

Do not know.: With a bone age of 12 years, you technically have lots time let to gain height.
Have you seen an endocrine specialist?
You may be a candidate for growth hormone.
I also suggest a chinese medicine evaluation as that may augment any other options you choose. ...Read more

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How much can HGH make my daughter grow? (bone age 15), she is 13 currently. Her endocrinologist says it is pretty much useless. Is that true?

Bone age: With more advanced bone age there is less chance to grow taller with growth hormone as there are changes in the bones that preclude more growth in length. At any rate we need to do multiple studies to decide for a trial of HGH although it seems to be less likely useful in your daughter ...Read more

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If I use somatropin (growth hormone) at bone age little under 17, which parts of my body it will affect? If yes, I'll pay for more questions.

Depends: At your age most of your bones should have finished growing and normally you would have only minimal growth potential left. You would have to see those films to know your prognosis for growth. ...Read more