Bone Age

A bone age (BA) x-ray tells us the physical maturity of the patient, which may be independent of the actual (chronological) age of the patient. The BA may be older than the age of the person if there is advanced puberty. The BA may or not be younger than the patient's age if there are certain causes of short stature. The bone maturation may help to determine the final adult height. We are able to perform this test in the office without you having to go to the hospital.