Bone Health Clinic
Southeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers people with broken hips, fragile bones or osteoporosis leading-edge care by a dedicated bone health specialist.
What to expect from our Program:
Our specialist will discuss your medical history and risk factors for osteoporosis then perform several exams including a physical exam and fall risk assessment. Lab work, a bone density scan, or DXA scan may be performed to evaluate your bone health. A patient-specific plan of care for reducing fracture risk, including nutrition, fall prevention, weight-bearing exercises, and medication treatment options will be developed.
Benefits of the Program
- Reduces risk of falls
- Reduces risk of fractures
- Improves quality of life and outcomes after a fracture
- Helps maintain independence and ability to perform activities of daily living and activities
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive, silent disease. It is a condition in which the bones become thin, brittle, and week. These changes can increase the risk of fractures (broken bones). Fractures can lead to disability. Fractures caused by osteoporosis have been linked to an increased risk of death.
Prevention and Treatment:
Various medications are used to treat osteoporosis and help reduce the risk of fractures. Surgery will be necessary to fix fractures or repositions bones, if needed.
Lifestyle plays a key role in preventing osteoporosis. Exercise, healthy diet, not smoking, and limiting the number of alcoholic drinks consumed can help keep your bones strong and healthy throughout your life. Increasing calcium and Vitamin D intake is also very important to building and maintaining healthy bones.