The Osteoporosis & Bone Clinic focuses on the treatment and prevention of a wide range of skeletal issues caused by osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the bone. This causes an increased risk for broken bones. Osteoporosis and osteopenia are silent diseases, not apparent often until a fracture occurs.
Who is at risk for osteoporosis?
There are a number of causes of osteoporosis. The most common are:
- Age – Adults over the age of 50 are more likely to develop osteoporosis
- Gender – between 40% and 50% of women over the age of 50 are likely to suffer a bone break due to osteoporosis.
Bone Density Testing
Bone density is tested by a DEXA scan. This technique of measuring bone mineral density to assess for osteopenia and osteoporosis.
If you have been diagnosed with thinning of the bones or have experienced a recent broken bone, please schedule an appointment with one of our specialists as soon as possible to ensure that an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment strategy are identified.
What We Treat
- Prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis
- Bone loss prevention in high risk individuals
- Skeletal dysplasia
- Paget disease of the bone
- Elevated bone markers
- Elevated markers of bone turnover
- Skeletal Health evaluation in the following cases:
- Prior to undergoing an organ transplant
- Prior to undergoing chemotherapy for cancer
- Prior to bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- After a Fracture:
- hip, spine (vertebrae) ankle, wrist, or other large bones
- Bone loss due to:
- Cancer or cancer treatment including high dose steroids
- Radiation treatment
- Antirejection medications after an organ transplant