Adults with pediatric-onset neurodevelopmental disabilities and skeletal disabilities are often challenged by bone fragility. We will discuss implications of skeletal fragility and fracture risk on health outcomes and quality of life over the lifespan. We will describe the physiology of bone development and how it differs in these disabilities, and the importance of considering bone size and mineralization as an innovative way of assessing fracture risk. This information forms the basis for discussing how bone strength is affected in various conditions, along with implications for treatment. Knowing the biological and biomechanical pathways to fragility can inform on novel and better ways to screen, monitor, and treat bone fragility based on the skeletal needs of the individual.
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The content of this webinar has been developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR #90RTHF0001). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webinar do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.