Bone Health Clinic
The Bone Health Clinic is a clinic specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with bone disorders. Bone health is influenced by many factors including genetics, acute and chronic health conditions, and nutrition. Bone pain, bone deformity, and recurrent broken bones require investigation and often treatment.
The clinic goals are both prevention and treatment. Screening and monitoring of at risk children is essential to prevent problems. Treatment with bone-strengthening therapies is essential to avoid the consequences of bone disease including deformity, pain, growth delay, fractures or other bone-related disabilities.
Worrisome problems needing evaluation include:
- Frequent broken bones with minimal injury
- Severe bone pain
- Bowing in the legs or other bone deformities
What we do:
The bone health clinic provides a specialized clinic to investigate concerns and directs various treatments such as bisphosphonate therapy in those children with specific bone disorders.
The clinic offers a number of advantages from traditional endocrine clinic experience:
- An extended focused evaluation and care
- Detailed dietary assessment
- Availability of staff to provide additional coordination of care
Rare problems seen:
Some of the more recognizable bone disorders seen in clinic include:
- Fibrous dysplasia
Common problems seen:
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
Your care team
When you bring your child to Cook Children's, you can trust that every aspect of your child's care will be delivered by an amazing medical team, clinicians and caregivers, that includes:
- Board certified physicians
- Certified pediatric nurse practitioners
- Nurse educators
- Social workers
- Clinical therapists
- Child Life specialists
Care and treatment
Most endocrinology tests and services are available without a hospital stay; however, children who are seriously ill may be admitted to Cook Children's Medical Center for specialized physician care and monitoring.
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-7960.