What are the signs of growth plate fusion?

Last updated on October 9, 2020


What are the signs of growth plates fusion?


There are no direct external signs. The only direct method is to examine an x-ray of your bones. Indirectly, we look at the secondary sex characteristics of your body to make a guess as to how far you have developed. If you use the Tanner Stage Calculator, a score indicating that you are in stage 4 means your growth plates are starting to close and when you are in stage 5, they are completely closed.