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Bone Health

US News - Stanford Children's HealthAt Stanford Children’s Health, we bring experts in endocrinologyorthopedics, adolescent medicinegenetics and nephrology together to provide the best possible treatments for primary and secondary osteoporosis.

Causes of Osteoporosis

The pediatric endocrine bone health team at Stanford Children’s Health is nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report and treats children with endocrine disorders at our Welch Road clinic.

Treatment options include:

  • Treating the primary disease; minimize use of medications harmful to bone if possible
  • Optimizing nutrition
  • Optimizing calcium intake and Vitamin D level
  • Optimizing weight bearing exercise as tolerated
  • Drug treatment (bisphosphonates) if fractures occur

Bone Health Care Team