Age at Achievement of Final Height in Greek Young Men

@inproceedings{Douros2015AgeAA,
  title={Age at Achievement of Final Height in Greek Young Men},
  author={Konstantinos Douros and Barbara Boutopoulou and Anastasios Papadimitriou},
  year={2015}
}
Final stature is achieved when the annual increase in height ceases and it is reflected by the fusion of the epiphyses of the hand, wrist and knees. The age of final height of boys is considered to be the 18th year and in girls the 16th year of life [1]. It is obvious that those who mature early stop growing earlier, whereas late maturers stop growing later than the average. However, final height should not be different irrespective of the age at onset of puberty [2,3], except in extreme… CONTINUE READING