Certain illnesses and medications can affect the strength and density of a child’s bones. We created the Bone Health Program to help all young patients maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of broken bones (fractures) and other injuries.
From healthy kids with broken bones (fractures) to survivors of complex conditions and children with disorders that affect bone growth, the Bone Health Program at Children’s National focuses on optimizing every child’s bone health and reducing his or her risk of future fractures. Our world-renowned expertise and personalized approach help your child avoid fractures and build strong, healthy bones to improve their mobility and quality of life.
The Children's National Bone Health Program specializes in caring for healthy children, children with inherited (genetic) bone conditions, and children whose bones have been damaged from illness or poor nutrition. Our team of experts gets to know every child personally and approaches each treatment with your child’s future in mind. Our knowledge of the field and dedication to enhancing treatments to meet the needs of each child help us provide the best possible care for children with a broad range of bone health conditions.
Highlights of our program include:
We offer the full range of pediatric bone health treatments, including multidisciplinary counseling and advanced medical therapies that are not widely available. We pride ourselves in spending a lot of one-on-one time with children and their families. This helps us tailor your child’s treatment and help him or her achieve the best possible outcome. Learn more about bone health treatments.
Your child’s bone health plays an important role in his or her future health and quality of life. During childhood, bones get big and strong by storing important minerals, such as calcium.
Children who are not able to build strong bones often cannot catch up in adulthood. That’s why we focus on addressing bone health issues as early in childhood as possible.
The good news is your child’s bones are constantly changing. With proper treatment, he or she may be able to improve his or her bone quality and reduce future fracture risk, as well as the negative impact of many bone health conditions. Improving bone health during childhood helps prevent or delay broken bones later in life.
For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-2112.
Learn about how bisphosphonate infusions enabled experts from the Bone Health Program to strengthen Justice's bones and prevent future fractures.
Director, Bone Health ProgramOrthopaedic SurgeonRare Bone Disease, Bone Health and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Physician AssistantBone Health, General Pediatric Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Laura L. Tosi, MD, was installed as the 2013-2014 President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, at the Society’s October 23 annual meeting.