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What does skeletal immaturity mean?



I am a nurse and I saw a report of an X-ray of a knee that said “some skeletal immaturity”. What does this mean? Thank you.


Usually the term “skeletal immaturity” is used in reference to growth plates of children or adolescents that have not fully matured or “closed.” It is a normal finding in the x-rays of young people.

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