Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic near Jefferson Hospital

The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Orthopaedic Institute at Jefferson Hospital is a pioneering leader in the prevention and care of osteoporosis. We were the first medical center in western Pennsylvania to participate in the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® program. We go beyond fracture care to improve bone health so you can avoid dangerous falls that cause fractures.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis means porous bone. When bones are porous, they lose density and become weak and brittle. People with osteoporosis are more likely to experience fragility fractures. These fractures are broken bones that result from a fall that occurs at or below standing height. Your risk of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis increases with age. Learn more about osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis treatment at Jefferson Hospital

Own the Bone is a program for people who are admitted to Jefferson for treatment of fragility fractures. One of the program’s primary goals is to prevent future fractures. We evaluate and screen for low bone density or osteoporosis and offer appropriate treatments. You will be referred to the Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic to continue your treatment after you leave the hospital. 

As part of the AHN Orthopaedic Institute at Jefferson Hospital, our osteoporosis experts use research-based practices to help strengthen bones. We offer:

Visit the all-new AHN Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic

We opened Western PA’s first dedicated Osteoporosis clinic to help keep your bones healthy and to keep you out of surgery. Here, you get both personal attention and specialized services like:

  • Dietary and nutrition counseling
  •  Medications to strengthen bones
  • On-site Medication counseling and administration
  • Bone Density Screenings
  • Free quarterly support groups featuring a panel of osteoporosis experts
  • Fall prevention education and lifestyle counseling
  • Coordination with your primary care provider to make sure treatments work with your overall health goals

Contact us

Call (412) 267-6200 for an appointment at the AHN Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic.

Find us

Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic
2027 Lebanon Church Rd. Floor 1
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic
3001 Cool Springs Dr. Floor 1M
Pittsburgh, PA 15134