Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis is virtually symptom-free, other than the telltale hump-backed look that results from loss of bone density; therefore, the disease frequently goes undiagnosed until an incident occurs.
In the US, about 10 million people are estimated to have osteoporosis, and about 34 million are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Even more startling, approximately 80% of patients do not receive recommended osteoporosis care following a fracture.
At the Bone Health Clinic at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, our providers address bone health through comprehensive care including risk assessments, dietary information, lab and pharmacy services, and specialized treatment with the osteoporosis drug Forteo® (teraparatide).
Our mission is to promote bone health, reduce fracture risks, accelerate healing, and prevent re-fractures, ultimately detecting the disease at its earliest stage and taking measures to prevent its advancement.
You may benefit from an osteoporosis or bone health consult if you:
- Have broken a bone
- Are a postmenopausal woman
- Are a man with low testosterone
- Are over 50
- Have a family history of osteoporosis
- Have low bone mineral density (BMD)
- Have used steroid (glucocorticoid) medication for a long time
To make an appointment or schedule a bone health consultation at CSOG’s Osteoporosis-Bone Health clinic, call (719) 632-7669 today.