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Brittle Bones

If your child seems to fracture his/ her bones easily, he/she may have a problem of brittle bones or soft bones. This could be due to several different causes, some of which are genetic, some of which could be due to other reasons. Whatever the cause, if your child appears to fracture easily or have multiple fractures at the drop of a hat, he/she really needs to see a Paediatric endocrinologist. Just dealing with fixing the fracture is not good enough. Careful thought into what is causing the soft bones is needed. This enables doing necessary tests, and instituting bone –strengthening treatments if needed. The best person to do this in the 0-18 year age group is a Paediatric Endocrinologist.