Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that affects millions of Americans. It is commonly found in persons over the age of 50 (more often women than men), women who are postmenopausal, and persons with thyroid conditions. Osteoporosis is also more common with people who have had after severe weight loss and can also occur after receiving chemotherapy. Because osteoporosis does not normally cause any symptoms, it often times goes undiagnosed and untreated.
The Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists’ providers are trained experts in recognizing and diagnosing osteoporosis, caring for any resulting fractures, and prescribing the appropriate treatments to help optimize their patients’ quality of life. Treatment plans can range from fracture care, prevention, rehabilitation, and the prescribing of medications and supplements that will not only halt the progression of bone loss, but in some cases reverse the bone denigration. The best results come from early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate care.