Osteoporosis & Fracture Program

Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fractures for adults 50 and older. Our Osteoporosis and Fracture Program helps older adults take charge of their bone and joint health.

Bone Tissue

Our program

We provide screenings for those 50 and older with osteoporosis risk factors, all women age 65 and older and men age 70 and older. Screenings include special X-rays that measure bone density (DEXA scan). We also use blood tests to look at overall bone health.

Your screening results help us understand your risk factors, so we can make recommendations to help lower your fracture risk. This can include medicine, nutrition, balance therapy, fall prevention classes and smoking cessation resources.

Our certified fracture liaison and program coordinator work closely with orthopaedic and primary care doctors, OB/GYNs and endocrinologists to ensure everyone on your care team is informed and involved in maintaining your bone health.

Understanding osteoporosis 

Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and break (fracture) easily.

Here’s what you should know about this condition:

  • The most common fractures happen in the wrist, hip and spine.
  • One in three women and one in five men will have a fracture due to osteoporosis.
  • 90% of those with one fracture will have more fractures if untreated.
  • There are no symptoms except for broken bones.
Who should be screened?
  • Women 65 +
  • Men 70 +
  • Those with risk factors who are 50 +
Osteoporosis risk factors include:
  • Smoking
  • Hysterectomy
  • Postmenopausal
  • Lack of exercise
  • Thin body frame
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Long term steroid use
  • Low calcium or vitamin D diet
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Low testosterone (men)
Screenings for osteoporosis include:
  • An X-ray (DEXA) that measures bone density
  • Blood tests to evaluate overall bone health
Screenings are covered by most insurance plans.
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