The Metabolic Bone Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers children and adolescents with low bone density access to comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and management of various skeletal disorders. Once considered a disease primarily affecting postmenopausal women, osteopenia/osteoporosis has become an increasing health concern in pediatric medicine. Mineralization of bone is a dynamic process that occurs continually throughout childhood until peak bone mass is attained during late adolescence and early adulthood.
Because this process is affected by multiple factors, including nutrition, physicial activity, chronic illness, and medications, many children experience disturbances in normal bone growth and mineralization, which can have both immediate and long-term consequences on their overall health.
At Nationwide Children’s Bone Clinic, we strive to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and quality care as we work towards our goal of improving children’s bone health.
Primary Osteopenia/Osteoporosis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Osteopenia/Osteoporosis secondary to chronic medical disorders including, but not limited to, the following:
Location and Clinic Hours
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street
5 floor, Suite A
Columbus, OH 43205
Hours: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call (614) 722-6200 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Metabolic Bone Clinic Team