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Bone Age?
March 11, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Can someone explain it to me in regular terms.

My daughter is small for her age and according to her endocrinologist is growing too slowly (not as expected for her age even if she is small) so yearly she has these bone age scan done. 

I understand that it's your bone maturity and it SHOULD be somewhere around the same age as the child. Hers is delayed, what exactly does that mean and how does that effect her growth? The Dr tried to explain it to me a couple times, I just don't know exactly what the delay may mean for DD and how doing it yearly shows anything

Can someone help and explain it to me?


  • HeatherNumber1
    March 11, 2016 at 11:31 PM
    Basically- they take an X-ray of the left wrist to determine the "bone age". This may or may not match her chronological age. This can also help them determine growth potential (room to grow in laymans terms). My daughter had it done at age 8- her bone age was 6 yrs, she's caught up now and is maybe just a touch smaller than average.

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