Duren Publishes Expert Commentary on Assessment Methods for Skeletal Maturity

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Dr. Dana Duren, Professor, Director of Orthopaedic Research, and Director of the Skeletal Morphology Laboratory with the Thompson Lab for Regenerative Orthopaedics, recently published an article titled, “CORR Insights: Does the Use of Sanders Staging and Distal Radius and Ulna Classification Avoid Mismatches in Growth Assessment with Risser Staging Alone?” in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

The paper was published as part of the journal’s CORR Insights® feature column that expands on topics with commentary by invited experts.

The commentary provides context to address the concordance and discordance of multiple assessment methods for skeletal maturity in light of the peak and plateau of growth. While there exist sophisticated methods for maturity assessment, there is still a need to build upon the successes of such methods to fit a variety of clinical conditions. Ultimately, extensive collaboration across diverse clinical practices and utilizing multiple anatomical sites would be an attractive option moving forward with the potential to provide inclusive skeletal maturity assessment.