Skeletal maturity of the hand and wrist in Chinese children in Changsha assessed by TW2 method

Ann Hum Biol. 1992 Jul-Aug;19(4):427-30. doi: 10.1080/03014469200002282.


Skeletal maturity of 2122 normal children aged 2-20 years in the southern Chinese city of Changsha have been assessed by the TW2 score method. These mean bone ages are lower than the British standards up to puberty and thereafter higher than the British standards.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Determination by Skeleton*
  • Bone Development / physiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • China / ethnology
  • Female
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • United Kingdom / ethnology
  • Wrist*