Bayside Orthopaedic’s Bone Health Clinic is designed to capture the fracture by understanding the “why” behind a broken bone. Bone Health Clinic/Fracture Liaison Service Coordinator Joshua Wing, MSN/CRNP leads a diagnostic process and personalized treatment plan to reduce an individual’s fracture risk.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes our bones to become weak and brittle, leading to fractures. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The disease often goes undiagnosed until a sudden and unexpected fracture. Only 20% of those patients ever leave the ER with recommendation for follow up care.
The Bone Health Team will perform a comprehensive bone assessment to identify any secondary causes contributing to weak bones aside from aging. Diagnostic testing may include a Bone Mineral Density exam or DEXA imaging, blood work, and even x-rays. From there, we’ll put together an individualized treatment regimen to help optimize your bone quality.
Osteoporosis and the broken bones it can cause are not part of normal aging. There’s much you can do to protect your bones throughout your life – it’s never too late to “own your bones.” We’re here to help!
A thorough screening helps us diagnose the problem, begin treatment, and establish a game plan to break the fragility cycle.