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Large difference in real age and Bone Age X-ray , what is the solution
nickcar09 posted:
We had a bone age x-ray done when my son was 11 years and the x-ray showed the age of 11 years 6 months.

We recently got the bone age x-ray done when my son was 13 years 6 months and the x-ray showed the age of 16 years. Doctors say that the plates have fused (98 percent) and there is very little chance of any growth in height. We are shocked and also confused. What options do we have and what do we do next.

Current age: 13 years 6 months
Bone age x-ray: 16 years
Current height: 5 feet 4 inches
Current weight: 140 pounds

Fathers height : 5 feet 8 inches'
Mother's Height : 5 feet 2 inches

What options do we have ?
Mom22tweens responded:
Does he have any health problems, or is he just short? If the latter, my advice is be thankful he's healthy, and don't treat his height like a handicap or it will become one. Actually, most of the men in my family are 5'5" and under. Most are confident and successful, but others have let it drag them down. The latter, IMHO, were treated as tiny and fragile and lived down to these expectations. Your son may have to give up dreams of being a pro basketball player (just as I, at 5'2", had to give up fantasies of being a model, LOL) but everyone has imperfections they have to accept. Best of luck to him!
Mom22tweens replied to Mom22tweens's response:
I presume the discrepancy between his real age and "bone age" just means he developed early? Your MD can verify. (I was furious when I learned I'd stopped growing by age 13, but I got over it).

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