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Equations for Years to Peak Height Velocity (PHV) in an Adolescent

Purpose:

To estimate the time to peak height velocity (PHV) for a pediatric patient using the equations of Mirwald et al.

Specialty:

Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Objective:

other testing

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Description:

Mirwald et al developed equations for estimating the number of years to peak height velocity (PHV) during adolescence. This can be used as an indicator of physical maturity, especially in athletes. The authors are from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, University of Queensland in Australia and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

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