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How much growth would you say a 14 year old girl with late puberty has left?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Growth

The only way to tell is to have a "bone age x-ray " performed.
This measures the maturity and closure of the growth plates. In girls bone age 14 means the plates appear fused or closed. A bone age younger means there is extra time to grow.

In brief: Growth

The only way to tell is to have a "bone age x-ray " performed.
This measures the maturity and closure of the growth plates. In girls bone age 14 means the plates appear fused or closed. A bone age younger means there is extra time to grow.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

The growth potential of any kid is relative to their bone maturity.
Late puberty is often paired with a bone maturity that follows the pubertal stage rather than age. A simple x-ray of the left hand can give a "bone age" & see if the growth centers show the kid has more time. I generally just tell parents a girl gets about 2.5 inches after her first period. Expected ht is parents ave less 2.5in.

In brief: Depends

The growth potential of any kid is relative to their bone maturity.
Late puberty is often paired with a bone maturity that follows the pubertal stage rather than age. A simple x-ray of the left hand can give a "bone age" & see if the growth centers show the kid has more time. I generally just tell parents a girl gets about 2.5 inches after her first period. Expected ht is parents ave less 2.5in.
Dr. James Ferguson
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