By David Hollingsworth, Canadian Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Canadian medical researchers have reported that children with arthritis are at higher risk for fractures. The medical study demonstrated that vertebral (spinal) fractures were associated with this higher risk population of children. Arthritis in children is commonly associated with abnormally low bone mass called osteopenia. This, in turn, can progress to osteoporosis which is also called brittle bone disease. The study was reported in the Journal of Pediatrics. The research was conducted through the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Children with arthritis and other pre-existing medical conditions may be a greater risk for injury. As such, parents, caregivers, teachers, day care workers, and sport coaches should exercise due care in the supervision of these children. Just because a child is at risk does not mean that injuries are unavoidable. It only means that the child is more vulnerable for injury.
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