There are several factors that may determine your stature. These factors are : parents height (familial short stature), timing of the puberty because with the sexual hormones the epiphysial fusion occurs early, resulting in premature slowing of growth velocity, usually resulting in a short adult height. In your particular case, if your epiphysis have closed already, then your potential for an additional growth in stature is reduced, but if they are still open you may growth some inches still. By taking the x-ray, your doctor will be able to estimate if the bone has stopped lengthening, and then give advice about whether or not there is potential for growth. Take care.
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