Osteoporosis: Management and Treatment Strategies for Orthopaedic Surgeons

Gehrig, Laura; Lane, Joseph; O'Connor, Mary I.
June 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 6, p1362
Academic Journal
This article provides orthopedic surgeons with a guide for osteoporosis management and the importance of being able to determine if an injury is a fragility fracture so that a patient can be properly treated to prevent future injuries. The article evaluates nonpharmacologic treatments including calcium supplementation, the importance of vitamin D in promoting the absorption of calcium from the gut, and the additional importance of evaluating the dangers in a patient's lifestyle such as smoking and alcohol consumption.


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