The Fracture Liaison Program Works to Prevent Fragility Fractures in Adults
Orthopedics has traditionally focused on fixing fractures after they occur. At Mid-America Orthopedics we are striving to prevent factures before they happen. The underlying cause for the majority of non-traumatic fractures that occur in adults 50 and over is, osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that decreases the weight and density of bones, making them more brittle.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation about half of all women and one quarter of all men will suffer at least one fragility fracture after 50. There are more than 2 million fragility fractures in the U.S. each year and these fractures can significantly interfere in an individual’s quality of life, contribute to significant health problems and even death.
Our goal at Mid-America Orthopedics is to treat fractures, prevent future fractures and enable our patients to get back to the activities they enjoy.
If you are 50 years or older and have had a fracture or your physician feels that you would benefit from a bone health evaluation, our fracture liaison service could be a great resource for you.
Welcome to Mid-America’s Fracture Liaison Service. Contact us now to make an appointment.