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HRpQCT in Childhood Osteoporosis
This study is now recruiting.
Are you interested in participating in a research study about bone health in children and adolescents at high risk of suffering a broken bone? Dr. Weber at CHOP is looking for people between 5-19 years old with a genetic or a long-term medical condition affecting bone strength to participate in this study. We are also recruiting children between 5-19 years old with no medical conditions as healthy participants in the study. Participation will require a single visit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which will include bone scans, a muscle strength evaluation by a physical therapist, blood and urine tests, and questionnaires. Eligible participants who complete the study will be compensated for their time.
Eligibility & Criteria
The study visit takes about 3 hours and will include:
- 3 bone scans (DXA scan, peripheral quantitative computed tomography of lower leg, high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography of the lower leg)
- physical therapy assessment of muscle strength
- blood test
- urine test
- brief physical exam
- questionnaires about health, medical history, diet, and activity