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The growth plate is not seen at 16-- can that be missed on an xray.?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Which one
We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and at age 16 many are beginning to close.
This is also affected by genes and gender.

In brief: Which one
We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and at age 16 many are beginning to close.
This is also affected by genes and gender.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Not ususally
Growth plate fuses at different ages in different parts of skeleton.
The state of growth plate is not difficult to assess on radiograph. When growth plate not seen usually means fused and cessation of growth. Females are usually about 2 years ahead of males in maturation and fusion of growth plates.A bone age, a radiograph of left hand, usually is used to determine potential for growth.

In brief: Not ususally
Growth plate fuses at different ages in different parts of skeleton.
The state of growth plate is not difficult to assess on radiograph. When growth plate not seen usually means fused and cessation of growth. Females are usually about 2 years ahead of males in maturation and fusion of growth plates.A bone age, a radiograph of left hand, usually is used to determine potential for growth.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Closed
If the growth plate is no longer visible, growth of that bone has ceased.
That is why the growth plate isnt visible. All growth plates do not fuse at the same time, so overall growth may still continue.

In brief: Closed
If the growth plate is no longer visible, growth of that bone has ceased.
That is why the growth plate isnt visible. All growth plates do not fuse at the same time, so overall growth may still continue.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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