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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat3573 View Post
    13 years nine months and a half
    For most girls, height velocity growth decreases substantially when you start your periods. You will grow more after you start your periods for the next few years, but not anywhere as fast as you did for the 2 years before you started your menstrual period. Your age, therefore is not as important as the start of your period as a marker for height growth predictor.
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    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal Spinal Cord Injury T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    I used to be 5' 2.5" and was measured at the osteoporosis screening center at 4'11". Does that qualify me to join The Little People of America Club? Maybe I have a future as a munchkin? My next lifetime, I'm coming back as a 6'2" Amazon woman and am going to join the Marine Corps. Watch out!
    Susan
    Haha maybe you will Susan! To be considered a midget in America u have to be 4'10"(male) or 4'8"(female)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1538980/

    Vertebral height growth predominates over intervertebral disc height growth in adolescents with scoliosis.
    Ian A.F. Stokes, PhD and Luke Windisch, BS*
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    Abstract
    Study Design

    A cross sectional study of spinal stereo radiographs of adolescents with scoliosis to measure growth.

    Objective

    To determine the relative contributions of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs to the increase in spinal length between T5 to L5 over the age range 7.5 to 20 years.

    Summary of Background Data

    The progression of spinal deformity (scoliosis) is associated with skeletal growth, but the relative roles of asymmetrical growth and remodelling of the vertebrae and discs during adolescent growth is unclear.

    Methods

    An existing database of 406 spinal stereo radiographic studies of 188 adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, aged between 7.5 and 20 years was used to measure the heights of vertebral bodies and of intervertebral discs and the summation of both (spinal length).

    Results

    Spinal length was observed to increase from about 250 mm to 350 mm over this range of ages. Spinal growth was associated with increase in vertebral height after age 10 years, with minimal if any increase in disc height. The contribution of vertebral and discal height was estimated to be about 17 and 8 mm per year respectively at age 7.5 years, but discal height growth was estimated to be effectively zero after age 12.

    Conclusion

    Spinal growth of patients with scoliosis aged between 10 and 20 years occurs almost exclusively by height increases in the vertebrae, not the discs.

    Mini-Abstract

    Spinal length over the range T5 to L5, and its components due to vertebral height and discal height were measured from 406 spinal stereo radiographic studies of 188 adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, aged between 7.5 and 20 years. This cross-sectional analysis indicated that after age 10 years spinal growth was associated with increase in vertebral height, with minimal if any increase in disc height.
    I just read your abstract, but I am wondering if he used time of menarche for the girls? Growth is very different for a girl who starts menstruating at 10 vs 16 [the ends of the normal extremes]. Seems to me that growth would be more dependent on menstraul age than chronical age for girls. Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal Spinal Cord Injury T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat3573 View Post
    Haha maybe you will Susan! To be considered a midget in America u have to be 4'10"(male) or 4'8"(female)
    Kat, you have such wonderful trivia info! What a relief! Hope that I don't lose 4 more inches [5'now]...maybe if I have surgery, I will gain some more height! Thanks for the information! But watch out, I'm serious about the 6'2" Amazon woman! Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal Spinal Cord Injury T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    I just read your abstract, but I am wondering if he used time of menarche for the girls? Growth is very different for a girl who starts menstruating at 10 vs 16 [the ends of the normal extremes]. Seems to me that growth would be more dependent on menstraul age than chronical age for girls. Susan
    I am sure the large variation in the data reflects this point. It's fairly scattered though there is still a clear trend.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    Kat, you have such wonderful trivia info! What a relief! Hope that I don't lose 4 more inches [5'now]...maybe if I have surgery, I will gain some more height! Thanks for the information! But watch out, I'm serious about the 6'2" Amazon woman! Susan
    Haha no problemo Susan! I know you r serious about being a 6'2" amazon wome
    Because you sound determined!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    I just read your abstract, but I am wondering if he used time of menarche for the girls? Growth is very different for a girl who starts menstruating at 10 vs 16 [the ends of the normal extremes]. Seems to me that growth would be more dependent on menstraul age than chronical age for girls. Susan
    I have to agree with Susan but then again it is based on average, right?

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