Osteoporosis Disease Management: What Every Orthopaedic Surgeon Should Know

Dell, Richard M.; Greene, Denise; Anderson, David; Williams, Kathy
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p79
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the pathopysiological evaluation of osteoporosis and the risk factors associated to hip fractures for a significant decrease in osteoporosis-related hip fractures among older people in the U.S. Routine laboratory tests are used to determine low blood calcium levels, vitamin deficiencies the may help diagnose and manage osteoporosis. Results have dispelled the misconception among orthopedic surgeons that nothing can be done to prevent or treat osteoporosis.


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