Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back

Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back
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youth sports 1479310773 1867479928 Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It BackBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A woman develops about half her bone mineral content during her adolescent years, and healthy bone mineral content and bone mass lower the risk for stress fractures
If a young woman has poor bone mass as an adolescent, one study has shown that there’s nearly a 90% chance that she’ll continue to have low bone mass 3 years later
That study along with many others clearly point out that it is very difficult to regain bone mass once it’s lost and a strategy to maintain healthy bone mass from the start is critically important

I think I jinxed myself last week when I wrote about stress fractures in the foot because this week I saw two more young female runners with stress fractures, this time in the hip…

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