Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p13 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Clinical implications of modeling the maturational spurt

Boeyer Melanie , Leary Emily , Sherwood Richard , Duren Dana

Objective: The treatment of many skeletal growth and/or developmental disorders often relies on a childÂ’s biological maturity status, frequently determined by a skeletal maturity assessment. Rapid changes in the rate of skeletal maturation (i.e., the maturational spurt) during adolescence can significantly influence biological maturity status, affecting treatment type and timing as well as clinical outcomes. However, the chronological age at which peak maturational veloci...