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22 years old i was 5"10 and my doctor xray my knees and wrist and said my growth plates were fused now at 25 im 6'1 hows that? im not a late bloomer

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Growth plates

Our thigh and leg bones grow from both sides of the bone (close to the hip, both sides of the knee, and close to the ankle.
Closure of the growth plates varies and is not at the same time. So... Conceivably the growth plates close to the hip and ankle where still open and hence your height increased

In brief: Growth plates

Our thigh and leg bones grow from both sides of the bone (close to the hip, both sides of the knee, and close to the ankle.
Closure of the growth plates varies and is not at the same time. So... Conceivably the growth plates close to the hip and ankle where still open and hence your height increased
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