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