The Methodist Hospitals Osteoporosis Clinic offers Northwest Indiana’s most advanced diagnostic and treatment methods, as well as education and medical management. The Osteoporosis Clinic team includes experienced orthopedic and spine surgeons, primary care and sports medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, and more.
Bone Health Means Better Health
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disorder and a major health care issue.
Eight million women and two million men in the U.S. are diagnosed with osteoporosis each year. One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture. In many cases, the prognosis is very poor once a person experiences a fracture.
Osteoporosis robs the body of bone mineral density, saps strength and increases the risk of fracture. It offers no warning signs at the beginning. In fact, most people don’t even realize they have it. Bone fracture, pain, deformity and disability may not appear until osteoporosis becomes more advanced, and much more difficult to treat. That’s why osteoporosis is often called a silent killer.
However, the good news is that osteoporosis is, in fact, preventable. The Methodist Hospitals Osteoporosis Clinic is dedicated to preventing osteoporosis through early detection, as well as effectively treating osteoporosis using the most advanced treatments available.
Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis at Methodist
Generally, a combination of therapies is used at the Methodist Hospitals Osteoporosis Clinic to both prevent and treat osteoporosis. A primary objective of these treatments, which require the patient’s life-long commitment, is to prevent fractures of the hip, spine, etc.
Treatments offered at the Osteoporosis Clinic include:
- Thorough Evaluation
- Physical Therapy Evaluation
- Nutrition Assessment and Education
- Dietary Supplements, such as Calcium and Vitamin D
- Medications, such as antiresorptive and anabolic medications
- Surgery, as needed
To learn more about your risk factors for osteoporosis and the personalized services offered at the Methodist Hospitals Osteoporosis Clinic, or to arrange an appointment, call 219-738-4930
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