Important indicators of bone development

Important indicators of bone development

Sep 16, 2021XieYifang

When the average person grows to 17 or 18 years old, the growth of bones will become slow. Although the possibility of naturally growing taller is slim, with the development of science and technology, the goal of growing taller can still be achieved by external force. So what are the important indicators of bone development?


The bones related to height have three parts: the skull, the spine and the long bones of the lower limbs.

1. The development of the skull

The skull grows as the brain develops. The quality of the skull development can be measured by the size of the head circumference, the time when the cranial sutures and fontanelles are closed.

The fontanelle is too small or closed prematurely at birth, indicating that there is a problem with the baby's brain development; if the fontanelle is too large, and delayed closure may also be pathological, you should consult a pediatrician for further examination.

2. The development of the spine

In the first year after the baby is born, the spine grows faster than the limbs. The baby's movement development should be adapted to the development of the spine, that is, the baby will raise his head when he is 2-3 months old, sit alone when he is 6-7 months old, crawl when he is 8-9 months old, and 10-11 months old. He can stand when he is old and walk when he is 12-16 months old. If you have not reached the corresponding age, your baby should not learn to sit and stand too early to avoid excessive flexion of the spine, which will also affect his height.

3. The development of long bones

The long bone structure of the limbs is divided into three parts: diaphysis, epiphysis and metaphysis. During the baby's entire growth and development process, bone growth continues in the ossification centers and cartilage plates of the epiphyses at both ends of the long bones, so that the length of the bones gradually increases, and so does the height.

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