Quote Originally Posted by tonibunny View Post
That is interesting Ballet Mom, thank you for posting!

I have always been told - by my consultant, who was one of the top spinal surgeons in the UK - that by the age of 10 (when I had my first fusion), the torso has reached 80% of its potential adult height, and most further growth would be in the legs. Perhaps this is what they believed a few years back!
That is close to what I have heard. I have also heard that there is no set pattern which sounds more reasonable. Apparently orthopedic surgeons disagree. I'm guessing we can find articles supporting all these positions.

I might do a literature survey to see if there is "equipoise" or not.