Osteoporosis Treatments in St. Peters and O'Fallon, MO
Some 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become porous, fragile, and susceptible to fracture. Even more adults in the U.S. are believed to have osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis.
Most people with osteoporosis are unaware they have the condition until a bone breaks as the result of a fall or minor bump. These types of fragility fractures most commonly occur in the spine, hip, and wrist. It is so common that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men over the age of 50 are expected to experience an osteoporotic fracture.
Are your bones healthy? How likely are you to develop osteoporosis? Most importantly: how can you prevent this debilitating condition?
Now you can find out, easily.
Bone Fragility Clinic
Advanced Bone & Joint and Dr. Paul M. Spezia want to help you discover your risks and prevent osteoporosis.
We are proud to offer you cutting-edge detection and defense against the damage of osteoporosis at our Bone Fragility Clinic, right here in the Advanced Bone & Joint offices in St. Peters and O’Fallon, Missouri.
Through the use of advanced screening tools like the DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) bone density scan, we can predict your likelihood for developing osteoporosis over the next 10 years.
The DEXA scan is noninvasive and uses low-dose radiation to measure bone strength. The scan is ordered for patients who wish to undergo a bone density screening.
As part of your bone fragility evaluation, you can expect:
- Review of your medical history and risk factors
- Blood work to look for nutritional or hormonal deficiencies
- Bone mineral density scan
- Comprehensive assessment of your whole-body health
- Development of a customized treatment plan
- Guidance and tools to help reduce your risk of future bone breaks
Based on your lab and test results, we will work directly with your primary care doctor or other specialists as needed to correct any metabolic deficiencies that could raise your risk for osteoporosis.
Our Bone Fragility Clinic is just one of many on-site services available to Advanced Bone & Joint patients in St. Peters and O’Fallon, Missouri.
Want to know your risk? Come see us today, and don’t be one of the millions of Americans unaware they are living with this potentially dangerous and disabling disease. Download our Osteoporosis - Bone Fragility Clinic pamphlet (PDF) for more information.
Schedule an Osteoporosis Screening Today!
To schedule your individualized osteoporosis screening, call Advanced Bone & Joint at (636) 229-4222 or request an appointment now.