Tanner staging is a scale of alterations in sexual characteristics that help to identify comparative sexual maturity in adolescents.


Bony maturity

Tanner staging gives the surgeon an idea of how much further an adolescent will go with its growth spurt, which is relevant to surgery passing through the growth plates.


Interpretation by our editorial team of a medical article published in 2014.



Tanner Stages. Emmanuel E and Bokor BR. StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-.

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