Navigation Links
Childhood fractures may indicate bone-density problems
Date:1/7/2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. Broken bones may seem like a normal part of an active childhood. About 1 in 3 otherwise healthy children suffers a bone fracture. Breakage of the bone running from the elbow to the thumb side of the wrist (distal forearm fracture) is the most common. It occurs most often during the growth spurt that children typically undergo in early adolescence.

But a recent study at Mayo Clinic, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, indicates that certain types of fractures may have implications for a child's long-term bone health. The study found evidence that children and adolescents whose forearm fractures occurred due to mild trauma had lower bone strength compared to other children. Lower bone strength may predispose children to factures resulting from weakened bone (osteoporotic fracture) later in life.

"Our study highlights the need for clinicians to consider the level of trauma preceding the injury, when treating children and adolescents who present with fracture," says Joshua Farr, Ph.D., a research fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and lead author of the study. "Fractures from moderate trauma appear more likely to occur in the setting of normal bone strength. But fractures resulting from mild trauma suggest an underlying skeletal deficit."

"We can't say with certainty that these skeletal deficits will track into adulthood. They may be transient," Dr. Farr adds. "But we think that trauma classification is a clinical variable that could be used to more closely monitor kids who are suffering mild-trauma fractures. Intervention in terms of diet and physical activity might be used to optimize bone strength."

The Mayo study compared bone strength in children with recent distal forearm fractures due to mild trauma, children with such fractures due to moderate trauma, and children without fractures. Mild trauma was defined as a fall from a standing height, and moderate trauma was defined as a
'/>"/>

Contact: Colette Gallagher
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows symptoms linked to poor quality of life in long-term childhood
2. Gene Sequencing Project Finds Family of Drugs With Promise for Treating Childhood Tumor
3. Gene sequencing project finds family of drugs with promise for treating childhood tumor
4. Penicillin equally effective as big gun antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia
5. Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks at Educational First Steps Inaugural “One Childhood, One Chance” Luncheon
6. Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Becoming Frail at an Early Age
7. Adult survivors of childhood cancer at risk of becoming frail at an early age
8. SmartPractice Working with Phoenix Children's Hospital Art Project to Fund Childhood Cancer Research
9. Childhood cancer treatment takes toll on hearts of survivors
10. Grandma’s Tips for Child Safety Revealed in New Book "Great Grandma’s Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents"
11. New research on innovative ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity presented at AAP conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to ... UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the ... stroke-induced brain damage. , A complex and devastating neurological ... primary reason for disability in the U.S. The blood-brain ... blood-borne material into the brain, causing the permanent deficits ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NEW YORK April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, ... public health issues, published a comprehensive review today examining ... and Marburg virus. The review calls for improved global ... such as the recent outbreak of Ebola in West ... in the countries of Guinea and Liberia. According ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, ... published online in The Journals of Gerontology, ... In the article " Internet Use and Depression Among ... Analysis ," the authors report that Internet use reduced ... among their study sample. , Late-life depression affects ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Population Council scientists and their partners have found that ... prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ... herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), and human papillomavirus (HPV). ... the gel is effective against multiple strains of HIV, ... against all three viruses of at least eight hours ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014 Meaningful long-term survival is possible for ... abdomen when treated with cytoreductive surgery with Hyperthermic ... analysis by physicians at Wake Forest Baptist Medical ... reported, single-center experience with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, ... analysis of 20 years, worth of patient data ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:Internet use may cut retirees' depression 2Health News:Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum 2Health News:20 years of data shows treatment technique improvement for advanced abdominal cancer 2
... study published in New England Journal of Medicine, the ... from infected organ donor //to organ recipient. ,There ... and arterial segment) from a common donor dying of ... medical records of the donor and receivers, as well ...
... from World Health Organization (WHO) the apex medical body warns ... of the avian influenza or bird flu virus in the ... these areas to provide full information to WHO regarding new ... of the disease including their closeness in occurrence in time ...
... It has been shown that the drug Rimonabant ... obese patients keep weight off // . Supplementation with ... significant decrease in body weight and waist circumference -- ... improved HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, and the prevalence of ...
... from treatment combining cognitive behavioral therapy with medication instead ... ,Panic disorder is one of the most disabling and ... the criteria for panic disorder were randomly assigned to ... and up to six sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy with ...
... study shows people suffering from the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis ... disease //, a condition in which people have a ... disease can markedly improve bone mineral density, or BMD, ... also tend to have thinning bones, but little study ...
... identified a gene variant that may increase the risk ... lead to improved understanding of the disease and new ... was seen that specific changes in the gene in ... incidence of Alzheimer’s. ,In previous studies, researchers studied ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System ... accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately ... tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014   NuAire , a manufacturer of ergonomically designed laboratory ... Koki of Japan to sell and ... . NuAire will utilize its network of sales professionals throughout ... to offer assistance in application use, product benefits and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , a privately held ... Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, announced today ... Valhalla, NY as of January 15, 2014 ... New York Medical College. Oligomerix, which is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... Access MediQuip (AMQ), the nation,s first and largest provider ... Prakash Patel, M.D. to chief executive officer. He currently ... officer, and brings over 14 years of health care ... network, alliances, acquisitions and strategy. As part of a ...
... Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetics is now offering ... Antonio and Boerne area to treat superficial vascular and pigmented ... excited to add this new service for our patients," said ... Cosmetics. "As a long time provider of aesthetic medicine, we ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Access MediQuip Names Prakash Patel Chief Executive Officer 2San Antonio's Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetics Adds Alma Lasers Harmony XL Cosmetic Laser to Offer Advanced Rejuvenation Treatments to Patients 2
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 10.0 mm and length 10 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 11 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 6.0 mm and length 10 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Medicine Products: