A Practical Approach to Adolescent Bone Health

A Guide for the Primary Care Provider

  • Sarah Pitts
  • Catherine M. Gordon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nora E. Renthal, Nina S. Ma
    Pages 11-25
  3. Deena Altschwager, Kendrin R. Sonneville
    Pages 27-51
  4. Stuart J. Warden, Robyn K. Fuchs
    Pages 53-76
  5. Anna Neyman, Linda A. DiMeglio
    Pages 93-109
  6. Heidi J. Kalkwarf
    Pages 111-126
  7. Kristen Miller Nathe, Jaime Rice Denning
    Pages 127-142
  8. Neville H. Golden
    Pages 143-155
  9. Kristin M. Ernest, Rebecca G. Martinie, Sarah Dobkins, Albert C. Hergenroeder
    Pages 157-178
  10. Erin H. Sieke, Rebecka Peebles
    Pages 179-218
  11. M. Zulf Mughal
    Pages 219-241
  12. Monica Grover, Laura K. Bachrach
    Pages 243-259
  13. Sarah Pitts, Catherine M. Gordon
    Pages 261-266
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 267-273

About this book


This comprehensive book thoroughly covers bone health in the adolescent, offering evidence-based guidance for clinical care in the primary care setting, and includes aspects of endocrinology, nutrition, radiology, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.

A Practical Approach to Adolescent Bone Health begins with an in-depth review of normal bone physiology, and explains how to optimize bone mass accrual in the healthy adolescent. The following chapters detail  the importance of nutrition and physical activity to the skeletal system, while later chapters provide a bone-centric review of clinical history taking, the physical examination, laboratory assessment, and imaging to evaluate bone health. Final chapters delve into providing comprehensive care for specific conditions commonly found in the adolescent, including adolescents with multiple fractures, eating disorders, athletic involvement, chronic illness, various ambulatory limitations, and bone fragility. Clinical vignettes are woven into chapters throughout the book, providing real-world application and highlighting key concepts for practitioners.

A Practical Approach to Adolescent Bone Health is a unique resource,and ideal for the primary care clinician, including pediatricians, adolescent medicine specialists, and family medicine physicians, as well as endocrinologists, orthopedic surgeons, and any other practitioner working to guide adolescents towards optimal bone health.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Pitts
    • 1
  • Catherine M. Gordon
    • 2
  1. 1.Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and of Endocrinology, Department of MedicineBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Adolescent and Transition MedicineCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72879-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72880-3
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