The Bone Health Program at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine was created as a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to identify those patients presenting with fractures that might indicate osteoporosis. We will investigate to determine if osteoporosis is present, and, if needed, start the patient on a course of treatment to manage their osteoporosis to reduce their risk of future fractures. Is it time for your fracture-vention?
Orthopedic surgeons treat fractures all the time, but did you know that certain fractures can be a sign of a more serious underlying problem? If you are over the age of 50 and experience one of the following types of fractures, you should be screened for osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone in which you lose too much bone as you age, making your bones more porous than they should be and weakening their underlying structure. The more porous your bones become, the more likely they are to break.
Osteoporosis can affect both men and women, but multiple factors can increase your risk for developing osteoporosis, including:
Unchecked, these individuals are at significantly increased risk for additional bone loss and future fractures. That’s why TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine created the Bone Health Program.
If you are over the age of 50 and are treated for a fracture known to be indicative of osteoporosis, your physician may refer you for a Bone Health consultation. There, our Fractures Liaison Service (FLS) Certified Nurse Practitioner will work with you to:
Fracture Liaison Service Certified by the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center
19138 US-281 N
San Antonio, TX 78258
Christus Santa Rosa NW, Tower I
2829 Babcock Rd., #700
San Antonio, TX 78229
The Orthopaedic Institute
400 Concord Plaza Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216
Schertz Parkway Professional Plaza
5000 Schertz Parkway, #600
Schertz, TX 78154
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