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Monday, January 12, 2009 von liphart, Community Member, asks

Q: is it possible for a 2 year old to have osteoporis

I have a great grandchild that has fallen twice and both times has broken his leg. 3 months apart, just by falling on the fall or ground, Could he have osteoporis or something else that could be causing broken bones just by falling.

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
1/12/09 10:35pm

Hi von liphart:  It must be so hard to deal with a great grandchild with this type of problem.  It's heart breaking to here this about such a young child, your in my thoughts.  Since I don't know if he has been diagnosed yet, it's hard to say if he may have IJO (idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis).  Children can get IJO, but before you jump to that conclusion seek the best medical advice you can find.


There are several other members dealing with this situation that you may want to connect with to share info and treatment options, or just to know you and your great grandson aren't alone.


Here's 2 links on this topic from community member post's that I hope will be of some help.  I know that if you can talk to others dealing with similar situations that can be of great help.


Links on IJO discussions from TheOsteoporosisConnection:


Does your great grandson have a Dr that specializes in bone disorders?  Since you don't know what the cause is, I would look for any University Hospitals in his area that treat bone disorders.  I don't know where you live, but the Univ Hosp Osteo Research Clinic I go to, does treat bone disorders in children.  If you would like to contact me I could give you the name of the Drs and Clinic, but I'm in CA, so I don't know how much help that may be.


Good luck and keep us posted on what you find out, because others may benefit from whatever you might discover.  Hang in there!




Pam Flores, Health Guide
6/ 3/10 7:11pm

Hi von liphart, I know it's been awhile since you've posted, but I wanted to mention that we just interviewed a Doctor, Catherine Gordon, and a Patient named Rachel about IJO.  If you'd like to connect with them or read/post on the comment section of either article please do.  Were you ever able to get some kind of diagnosis for this?  We hope so!!


I sure hope you've found some help with this, and your great grandchild is on the road to recovery.  Please let us know how you and and your great grandchild is doing now and if you've found some kind of treatment for this.  If we can help, in any way, please let us know.


Best Wishes...

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By von liphart, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/21/10, First Published: 01/12/09