How is the Bayley-Pinneau method of height predication used in the evaluation of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Within 5 years of epiphyseal closure, the predicted height may fall within ±5 cm of the final adult height, with 95% confidence. The Bayley-Pinneau method can be used with a bone age as young as 6 years; however, the prediction is less accurate at the younger ages.


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