Center for Bone Health
At CHKD's Center for Bone Health, you will receive comprehensive care from a team of pediatric bone health experts including pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric orthopedic surgeons, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians.
Exclusively for Kids
As the only bone health clinic in Virginia exclusively for children, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of weak bones using a collaborative team of pediatric experts. This comprehensive approach focuses on reducing fracture risk, accelerating healing, and preventing re-fractures in our growing patients.
Risk Factors for Low Bone Density
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Systemic lupus erythematosis
Your child can see our entire bone health team – endocrinologists, orthopedic surgeons, dietitians and exercise physiologists – all in one visits at one location.
Patients will undergo a single comprehensive evaluation, including assessment by a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist, if needed. And individualized care plan is developed for each patient, which may include laboratory testing, evaluation of bone density, medical treatments, nutrition interventions, physical activity recommendations, and coordination of follow-up care.
We offer state-of-the-art DEXA scanning in a child-friendly environment for our patients in need of a bone mineral density evaluation. For children, it is essential to have a pediatric professional interpret the results of this scan. Our specialists have the expertise to identify low bone density in children and develop the most appropriate treatment plan to improve your child's bone health and minimize the risk of further bone loss and injury.