Staying One Step Ahead of
New studies show key steps to preventing bone loss focus on
early screening and treatment
Facts about osteoporosis are staggering. 75 million baby
boomers are approaching the age where the disease is
tightening its grip on their bones. Osteoporosis also
contributes to an estimated 1.5 million bone fractures in the
United States annually. According to new information presented
at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), new steps to manage bone health
and increase communication, will significantly help reduce the
rate of fractures and increase the quality of life for the
"Decreasing the rate of hip fractures saves lives, prevents
loss of function, and decreases costs," said Tad Funahashi,
MD, regional chief of orthopedic surgery and assistant area
medical director for Kaiser Permanente Southern California,
and clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the
University of California Irvine's College of Medicine. "If we
screen for osteoporosis at the earliest onset of the disease,"
said Dr. Funahashi, "we can implement treatment and help to
decrease the rate of hip fractures by 45 percent."
"It is important that patients understand the connection
between their current problem, the fracture, and the
possibility that the underlying cause is osteoporosis."
Dr. Kandel also suggests that there should be a stronger
connection and better communication between the hospital and
the community. He feels this will increase the number of
patients who are diagnosed and treated for the disease.
Fractures, especially in adults, maybe a tip off or early
warning sign, that osteoporosis could be an issue. Many of
these are painful fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, arm
and leg, which often occur as a result of a fall or even
a simple household task. One in two women and one in five men
older than 65 years old, will sustain bone fractures
caused by osteoporosis.
Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic
Treatment for Osteoporosis
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