TITLE

Osteoporosis Disease Management: The Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon

AUTHOR(S)
Dell, Richard; Greene, Denise; Schelkun, Steven R.; Williams, Kathy
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2008 Supplement 4, Vol. 90-A, p188
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35282059

 

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