Osteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fracturesOOsteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fracturesOsteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fracturesEnglishMetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-01-31T05:00:00ZAnne Murphy, RN8.0000000000000072.0000000000000796.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Find out how to safely hold and support your baby or child with osteoporosis.</p><p>If your child has <a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=English">osteoporosis</a>, you might be afraid of causing a bone fracture while caring for them. However, holding your baby is one of the best things you can do to comfort them and help them develop. Even if your baby has recently had a fracture, holding and cuddling them can be a very effective way to soothe and manage their pain.</p> <p>You will need to take care with any child who has osteoporosis. The tips below will minimize the risk of fractures in children with a type of osteoporosis called osteogenesis imperfecta.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Do not be afraid to hold or cuddle your child if they have osteoporosis.</li> <li>Learn how to hold your child and encourage them to explore the world around them safely.</li> <li>Know the signs of a fracture so you can get help from your child's doctor as soon as possible.</li> <li>Even if it carries a risk of a bone fracture, use standard first aid right away if your child appears to be choking or not responding to you.</li> <li>Contact your nurse or doctor or go to the nearest emergency room if you are not sure if you need help or are not comfortable managing your child at home.</li> </ul><h2>Holding a baby with osteoporosis</h2><h3>Supporting your baby</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_head_support_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Gently support babys head" /> </figure> <p>Until your baby has full head control, gently place your hand behind their head and cradle it for support.<br></p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_hold_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Spread hands to support babys body" /> </figure> <p>When holding your baby, try to spread out your hands to support the head, back and pelvis. This spreads out your baby's weight and means there is less stress on any single part of their body.</p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_lift_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Support baby with your body" /> </figure> <p>Use your body to support your baby when you move from a horizontal to a vertical position, for example from lying down to sitting up.<br></p><p>Encourage your baby's older sisters and brothers to hold your baby's hand or give your baby gentle kisses instead of holding your baby on their own.</p></li></ul><h3>Comfortable positions</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_sitting_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Baby sitting with arms supported" /> </figure> <p>Use your fingers, arms or chest to keep your baby's arms and legs contained in front of them. This is often a more comfortable position for your baby and allows them to explore their hands and arms. This is great for helping them develop!</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_burp_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Hold baby to chest and move up and down while burping" /> </figure> <p>Brace your baby against your chest while you move up and down. This is a safe alternative to "burping" to help release gas.</p></li></ul><p>While your baby is awake, try to have them experience different positions such as being on their side or, when they have head control, on their <a href="/article?contentid=296&language=English" target="_blank">tummy</a>. This allows your child to learn about their body and help them control different muscles. It also helps reduce the risk of stiffness in the joints and potential flattening of the back of your baby's head.</p><h3>Lifting your baby</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_diaper_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Lift baby by their buttocks" /> </figure> <p>Do not lift your baby from under their arms. When changing your baby's diaper, lift your baby by their buttocks, not by their legs or feet.</p></li></ul><h2>Sources</h2> <p>National Institute of Health (2013). <a href="http://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p> <p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011). <a href="http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p> <p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a></p> <p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p>
Gérer l’ostéoporose chez votre enfantGGérer l’ostéoporose chez votre enfantOsteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fracturesFrenchMetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-01-31T05:00:00ZAnne Murphy, RN8.0000000000000072.0000000000000796.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez à tenir et à soutenir en toute sûreté votre bébé ou votre enfant atteint d’ostéoporose.</p><p>Si votre enfant est atteint d'<a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=French">ostéoporose</a>, vous craindrez peut-être de lui fracturer un os pendant que vous en prenez soin. Toutefois, tenir votre bébé est l'un des meilleurs moyens de le réconforter et de favoriser son développement. Même si votre bébé a récemment subi une fracture, le fait de le tenir et de le câliner peut être très efficace pour le calmer et soulager ses douleurs.</p> <p>Vous devrez prendre des précautions avec tout enfant souffrant d'ostéoporose. Les conseils ci-dessous vous permettront de minimiser les risques de fractures chez les enfants aux prises avec un type particulier d'ostéoporose appelé ostéogenèse imparfaite.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Ne craignez pas de tenir ou de câliner votre enfant s'il est atteint d'ostéoporose.</li> <li>Apprenez comment tenir votre enfant et l'inciter à explorer ce qui l'entoure en toute sûreté.</li> <li>Apprenez quels sont les signes d'une fracture de façon à vous rendre le plus rapidement possible avec votre enfant chez son médecin.</li> <li>En dépit des risques de fractures, prodiguez sans tarder les premiers soins réguliers à votre enfant s'il semble suffoquer ou ne réagit pas.</li> <li>Communiquez avec l'infirmier ou le médecin prenant votre enfant en charge ou rendez-vous aux services d'urgence les plus près si vous pensez avoir besoin d'aide pour gérer l'ostéoporose de votre enfant à domicile ou si vous n'êtes pas à l'aise de le faire.</li> </ul><h2>Précautions à prendre avec un bébé atteint d'ostéoporose</h2><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_head_support_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Gently support babys head" /> </figure> <h3>Comment soutenir et tenir votre bébé</h3> <p>Jusqu'au moment où votre enfant pourra se tenir la tête seul, placez doucement une ​main derrière sa tête et soutenez-la délicatement.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_hold_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Spread hands to support babys body" /> </figure> <p>Quand vous tenez votre bébé, ouvrez et étendez les mains le plus possible de maniè​re à lui soutenir à la fois la tête, le dos et le bassin. Cela permettra de bien répartir son poids et évitera toute tension excessive sur une partie du corps en particulier.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_lift_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Support baby with your body" /> </figure> <p>Appuyez votre bébé contre votre corps quand vous passez d'une position horizontale à une position verticale (par exemple, quand vous passez de la position allongée à la position assise).<br></p><p>Encouragez vos enfants plus âgés à tenir la main de votre bébé ou à lui donner doucement des baisers au lieu de le tenir dans leurs bras.</p></li></ul><h3>Positions confortables</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_sitting_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Baby sitting with arms supported" /> </figure> <p>Servez-vous de vos doigts, de vos bras ou de votre poitrine pour tenir les bras et les jambes de votre bébé devant lui. Les bébés sont souvent plus à l'aise dans cette position. Cette dernière leur permet également d'explorer leurs mains et leurs bras, ce qui est excellent pour leur développement!</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_burp_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Hold baby to chest and move up and down while burping" /> </figure> <p>Une façon sûre de faire faire son rot à votre bébé est de le tenir contre votre poitrine et de plier et déplier les genoux au lieu de le tapoter dans le dos.</p></li></ul><p>Quand votre bébé est éveillé, essayez de le placer dans des positions différentes comme sur le côté ou, quand il se tiendra la tête seul, sur le ventre. Cela lui permettra de découvrir son corps et l'aidera à maîtriser divers muscles. De plus, cette technique réduira chez lui les risques de raideurs aux articulations et d'aplatissement de l'arrière de la tête.</p><h3>Comment soulever votre bébé</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_diaper_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Lift baby by their buttocks" /> </figure> <p>Ne soulevez pas votre bébé en le tenant sous les aisselles. Quand vous le changez de couche, soulevez-le par le fessier et non pas à l'aide de ses jambes ou de ses pieds.</p></li></ul><p>National Institute of Health (2013). <a href="http://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p> <p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011). <a href="http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p> <p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a></p> <p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p>

 

 

Osteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fractures1189.00000000000Osteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fracturesOsteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fracturesOEnglishMetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-01-31T05:00:00ZAnne Murphy, RN8.0000000000000072.0000000000000796.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Find out how to safely hold and support your baby or child with osteoporosis.</p><p>If your child has <a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=English">osteoporosis</a>, you might be afraid of causing a bone fracture while caring for them. However, holding your baby is one of the best things you can do to comfort them and help them develop. Even if your baby has recently had a fracture, holding and cuddling them can be a very effective way to soothe and manage their pain.</p> <p>You will need to take care with any child who has osteoporosis. The tips below will minimize the risk of fractures in children with a type of osteoporosis called osteogenesis imperfecta.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Do not be afraid to hold or cuddle your child if they have osteoporosis.</li> <li>Learn how to hold your child and encourage them to explore the world around them safely.</li> <li>Know the signs of a fracture so you can get help from your child's doctor as soon as possible.</li> <li>Even if it carries a risk of a bone fracture, use standard first aid right away if your child appears to be choking or not responding to you.</li> <li>Contact your nurse or doctor or go to the nearest emergency room if you are not sure if you need help or are not comfortable managing your child at home.</li> </ul><h2>Holding a baby with osteoporosis</h2><h3>Supporting your baby</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_head_support_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Gently support babys head" /> </figure> <p>Until your baby has full head control, gently place your hand behind their head and cradle it for support.<br></p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_hold_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Spread hands to support babys body" /> </figure> <p>When holding your baby, try to spread out your hands to support the head, back and pelvis. This spreads out your baby's weight and means there is less stress on any single part of their body.</p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_lift_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Support baby with your body" /> </figure> <p>Use your body to support your baby when you move from a horizontal to a vertical position, for example from lying down to sitting up.<br></p><p>Encourage your baby's older sisters and brothers to hold your baby's hand or give your baby gentle kisses instead of holding your baby on their own.</p></li></ul><h3>Comfortable positions</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_sitting_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Baby sitting with arms supported" /> </figure> <p>Use your fingers, arms or chest to keep your baby's arms and legs contained in front of them. This is often a more comfortable position for your baby and allows them to explore their hands and arms. This is great for helping them develop!</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_burp_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Hold baby to chest and move up and down while burping" /> </figure> <p>Brace your baby against your chest while you move up and down. This is a safe alternative to "burping" to help release gas.</p></li></ul><p>While your baby is awake, try to have them experience different positions such as being on their side or, when they have head control, on their <a href="/article?contentid=296&language=English" target="_blank">tummy</a>. This allows your child to learn about their body and help them control different muscles. It also helps reduce the risk of stiffness in the joints and potential flattening of the back of your baby's head.</p><h3>Lifting your baby</h3><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_diaper_baby_EN.jpg" alt="Lift baby by their buttocks" /> </figure> <p>Do not lift your baby from under their arms. When changing your baby's diaper, lift your baby by their buttocks, not by their legs or feet.</p></li></ul><h2>Handling osteoporosis in a child</h2><ul><li>Encourage your child to play and be active as they get older and start to move around on their own. Although fractures are a risk, your child needs to explore the world around them as part of their development.</li><li>Encourage your child to play on the floor to prevent falls.</li><li>Discourage your child from climbing on chairs, tables or other raised surfaces.</li><li>Remove any objects from the play area that may hurt your child (such as sharp tables or hard objects that could fall).</li><li>Encourage your child's playmates to be gentle and avoid rough play.</li></ul><h2>Caring for a baby or child with osteoporosis</h2> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_fracture_humerus_V2_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>It is important to know the signs of a fracture so that you can get help from your child's doctor when you need it.</p><p>Your child might have a fracture if:</p><ul><li>they complain of pain in a limb (arm or leg)</li><li>they stop using the limb or start "guarding" it</li><li>they wince or look uncomfortable during everyday activities</li><li>there is swelling, redness or bruising over a bone</li></ul><p>For serious fractures, your child's limb may be deformed or in an abnormal position.</p><p>If any of these signs are new for your child, take them to their doctor or the nearest emergency department to be checked and treated.<br></p><p>If your child has <a href="/article?contentid=1647&language=English">X-rays</a> for a possible fracture, remember to get a copy of the images on a CD and bring them to their next bone health clinic appointment.</p><h3>Performing first aid<br></h3><ul><li>Use regular first aid or CPR skills right away if your <a href="/Article?contentid=1044&language=English">baby</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=1041&language=English">child</a> is <a href="/Article?contentid=1039&language=English">choking</a>, appears not to be breathing or is not responding to you. Do not be afraid to give back blows or perform chest compressions. These may cause fractures, but they are <em>very important</em> for saving lives.<br></li><li>If you would like to learn more about first aid and CPR skills for your family, talk to your health-care provider.</li></ul><h2>Sources</h2> <p>National Institute of Health (2013). <a href="http://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p> <p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011). <a href="http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p> <p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a></p> <p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_osteoporosis_diaper_baby_EN.jpgOsteoporosis: Minimizing the risk of fractures

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