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A Practical Approach to Adolescent Bone Health - A Guide for the Primary Care Provider
Sarah Pitts
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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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Sarah Pitts, MD

Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and of Endocrinology

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA


Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc

Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Cincinnati, OH


"This is a practical, clinically relevant, well-written book about the physiology, pathophysiology, clinical evaluation, and management of adolescent bone health. … The audience is clinical providers, which may include students (medical, nursing, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner) as well as residents, fellows, and practitioners at all levels. This book is well-written by very credible authorities, and also is concise and to the point." (Joseph Hageman, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2018)

1st Edition 2018
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