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Can we increase height even at age 24?

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Cole Livingston
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Not without surgery.

An adult stops growing after the epiphyseal plates (growth plates) of their long bones fuse together, which typically happens in the teenage years.
After that, the only way to increase height is by bone-lengthening surgery, where a surgical break is made in the shin bones and an apparatus is inserted which allows a doctor to, day by day, painfully split the bones apart. You only get 2-3 inches.

In brief: Not without surgery.

An adult stops growing after the epiphyseal plates (growth plates) of their long bones fuse together, which typically happens in the teenage years.
After that, the only way to increase height is by bone-lengthening surgery, where a surgical break is made in the shin bones and an apparatus is inserted which allows a doctor to, day by day, painfully split the bones apart. You only get 2-3 inches.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Genetically pre determined. No proven, safe way to do.

In brief: No

Genetically pre determined. No proven, safe way to do.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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