Bone Age Estimates the Onset of the Adolescent Growth Spurt Among Male Basketball Players

Sundari Indah Wiyasihati, Bambang Purwanto, Agus Hariyanto

Abstract

Abstract: The adolescent growth spurt is an essential phase in human growth and development. Although inaccurate, parents, teachers, and coaches commonly use chronological age to estimate the onset of the adolescent growth spurt. Compared to chronological age, the bone age method is an easy, less-invasive alternative to estimate the onset of the adolescent growth spurt. Using the bone age method, this study aimed to investigate the onset of the adolescent growth spurt among male basketball players. The subjects were 23 healthy male volunteers from under-14 (U-14) and under-16 (U-16) basketball teams. The measurements of bone age were made with anteroposterior (AP view) wrist X-rays. The U-14 subjects’ bone age was seven months older than their chronological age. The subjects who were experiencing an ongoing adolescent growth spurt were 7 cm taller than the late-onset subjects were. Bone age is more effective in assessing an ongoing adolescent growth spurt than chronological age is. An early-onset adolescent growth spurt resulted in taller height than a late-onset adolescent growth spurt did.

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Indah Wiyasihati S., Purwanto B. and Hariyanto A. (2017). Bone Age Estimates the Onset of the Adolescent Growth Spurt Among Male Basketball Players.In Proceedings of Surabaya International Physiology Seminar - Volume 1: SIPS, ISBN 978-989-758-340-7, pages 277-279. DOI: 10.5220/0007337502770279


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sips17,
author={Sundari Indah Wiyasihati and Bambang Purwanto and Agus Hariyanto},
title={Bone Age Estimates the Onset of the Adolescent Growth Spurt Among Male Basketball Players},
booktitle={Proceedings of Surabaya International Physiology Seminar - Volume 1: SIPS,},
year={2017},
pages={277-279},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007337502770279},
isbn={978-989-758-340-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of Surabaya International Physiology Seminar - Volume 1: SIPS,
TI - Bone Age Estimates the Onset of the Adolescent Growth Spurt Among Male Basketball Players
SN - 978-989-758-340-7
AU - Indah Wiyasihati S.
AU - Purwanto B.
AU - Hariyanto A.
PY - 2017
SP - 277
EP - 279
DO - 10.5220/0007337502770279