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Doctor insights on: X Ray Of Right Wrist

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Is a wrist X-ray tne final way of telling if growth are fused?

Pretty much: An ap view of the hand and wrist has been the standard method for evaluation of skeletal maturation for many years. This includes the status of the of the various growth plates. Closure (fusion) of the growth plates is fairly clear cut. ...Read more

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Can I have a wrist X-ray at the age of 17 after puberty for height growth ?

Can I have a wrist X-ray at the age of 17 after puberty for height growth ?

You can but...: If you can find a doctor willing to order this you can but there is little point in doing so. Girls stop growing 2-3 years after their periods start; this is when the growth plates close. After this further growth is impossible. If it's been 3 years or more since puberty the x-ray will undoubtedly show that your growth plates are closed. You need to accept that you have reached full height. Sorry! ...Read more

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Wrist X-ray showed a dark spot about the size of a nickle on my ulna. Should I be concerned?

Depends: It depends on the features of the spot. Some spots are benign looking, while other are not. More information about the spot (such as a radiology report) would be helpful in telling me whether it is of concern or not. ...Read more