A broken bone, which is the same as a fracture, can be very painful and traumatic. Even when fractures occur in an accident or fall that seemed like an isolated event, it may still indicate a problem with your bone health. Because it is a disease that can be prevented and treated, an early diagnosis can make a difference. At any age, it is never too late to take steps to protect your bones and prevent fractures (broken bones).
Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to prevent fractures. It’s a matter of taking advantage of proper diet, exercise, medications, and other resources available to you right now.
The Bone Health Program at OAM is designed to help you maximize your bone strength and prevent future fractures.
During your Bone Health Evaluation the following will be reviewed: past and family medical history, the history of your recent fracture, laboratory testing and bone density (DEXA), evaluation of your risk for another broken bone, and discussion of treatment options.
You will be educated on the steps that you can take to optimize your bone health:
In order to fully evaluate your bone health you will be given orders for:
For additional information about bone health, we have included this patient eduction sheet as a pdf to view, download and print: