Osteoporosis Disease Management: The Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dell, Richard; Greene, Denise; Schelkun, Steven R.; Williams, Kathy
November 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2008 Supplement 4, Vol. 90-A, p188
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of a hip screening and hip fracture prevention program called the Kaiser Southern California Healthy Bones Program which uses orthopedic surgeons. A discussion of the role that orthopedic surgeons play in the treatment of osteoporosis and fractures which result from it is presented. The costs, in terms of morbidity, mortality and the cost of medical care, that are associated with osteoporosis, are discussed.


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