Last updated on October 11, 2020
I just broke a finger and the doctor said that The growth plates in my hands are wide open. My feet, however, seemed to have slowed down in growth. When do the growth plates of the hands close compared to those of the feet?
The growth plates of both hands and the feet close about the same time, which is at the beginning of stage 5. Even though your growth plates are wide open, it doesn’t mean your hands and feet are growing rapidly. It just means there is nothing slowing your growth down when they do need to grow.
It is by examining the growth plates in the hand that doctors can estimate how you are growing throughout the rest of your body. What the doctor was basically saying is that you are in stage 3 of development when you will be growing the fastest.