Skip to main content Skip to navigation
We care about your privacy. Read about your rights and how we protect your data. Get Details

Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

The Children's National Research Institute

Bone Health Program

Peak bone mass is reached by early adulthood and serves as a person’s bone bank for the rest of their life. The more bone that is deposited during a person’s childhood and adolescence, the longer it will last as that person grows older. Good bone deposits made when a child is young may help prevent osteoporosis in adulthood. Unfortunately, many children, particularly those with a genetic susceptibility to low bone density and/or with chronic medical conditions that require medications that are toxic to bone, are at risk for frequent fractures. The Bone Health Program seeks to maximize the bone health of children and adults who are at increased risk for fractures by providing multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment services for them, as well as the opportunity to participate in innovative research.