Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become less dense and more prone to fractures. It is usually a condition seen in elderly people but can occur in children as well. Not all fractures are due to Osteoporosis. Some are the result of high impact trauma in a child with healthy bones.
Two or more low impact fractures may be a sign of a disorder. If you are concerned about your child's frequent fractures, talk to his or her doctor for more information.
You can see a paediatrician specialising in endocrinology to help assess your child's bone health and whether his or her fractures are due to poor bone mass.
Treatment will depend on the cause of the problem and needs to be discussed individually.