Bone age assessment

The bone age is considered the most objective parameter of physical maturity, i. e. a person’s biological age.

A bone age assessment might be indicated for maturity evaluation, calculation of the future adult size, or for endocrinological disorders and many orthopedic diseases.

Bone age assessments are performed based on the Tanner-Whitehouse method.

Upon request, a bone age assessment can be used to determine the prospective adult size in consideration of the size and age of the parents.

To determine physical maturity we will need the following data:

  • Your child’s age
  • Your child’s height
  • Your child’s weight
  • X-ray of your child’s left hand
  • Height and age of the mother
  • Height and age of the father

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