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[Adolescence is a critical window for bone mass accrual during which skeletal mass is expected to double. Chronic disease in adolescence can have wide-ranging consequences for bone health, not only related to the direct effects of the underlying disorder on bone development but also to...
[Adolescents with disorders associated with chronic immobilization have low bone mass and are at increased risk of sustaining fragility fractures of long bones and the vertebrae. Immobilization, whether it is abrupt, progressive or chronic, disrupts normal bone growth (length, diameter, cortical...
[The diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in adolescents differ in several ways from the care of older adults. The diagnosis cannot be based upon low bone mineral density alone. The criteria for osteoporosis in a pediatric patient include a low trauma vertebral fracture or low bone density...
[This text has reviewed adolescent bone pathophysiology and provided evidence to support strategies to optimize bone mass accrual during this critical developmental period. In this concluding chapter, we attempt to bring these concepts together to illustrate how they play out in day-to-day...
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