Calcium plays an important role in several body functions, including muscle contractions, enzyme function, and nerve conduction. Calcium is stored in the bones. Calcium levels in the blood are regulated by two hormones produced by the four parathyroid glands, glands located adjacent to the thyroid gland in the neck. These hormones include the following:
Disorders affecting calcium metabolism require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.
From sprains and strains to complex congenital, Children’s National offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.
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The term mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is used interchangeably with the term concussion.
Our orthopaedic experts provide minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery that protects children's growth and development.
Sports injuries are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons, including contusions, sprains, and strains.
Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.