Assessment of bone ages: Is the Greulich-Pyle method sufficient for Turkish boys?

Koc A. , Karaoglanoglu M., Erdogan M., Kosecik M., Cesur Y.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.43, no.6, pp.662-665, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2001.01470.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.662-665
  • Keywords: bone age, chronological age, pubic hair stage, radiography, skeletal maturation, SKELETAL MATURITY, TANNER-WHITEHOUSE, CHILDREN, MATURATION


Background: The Greulich-Pyle (GP) Atlas of skeletal maturation has been prepared in white children who born between 1917 and 1942 in the USA, and is frequently used for assessment of skeletal maturity. In this study. we investigated whether or not the GP method is sufficient for Turkish children for the determination of the skeletal age.