That’s why people with osteoporosis know that any fall can be dangerous.
At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), our orthopaedic experts go beyond offering expert fracture care: We use research-based practices to improve your bone health and avoid fractures, doing everything possible to help you live a full, active life.
Your bones are actively at work replacing worn-out tissue with new tissue. When you have osteoporosis, bone tissue wears away faster than it gets replaced. Bones become brittle, leaving you at risk for fracture, especially in your wrists, hips, and spine.
Fractures in these areas are particularly painful and can threaten your independence. Preventive care and a healthy lifestyle may lower your risk. Read more about bone health.
We were the first program in Western Pennsylvania to participate in the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® program. This program uses proven bone care practices along with personalized support to help you live a full and active life. Learn more about this program at Jefferson Hospital.
If a fracture happens, you can breathe easier knowing our entire team is here for you. AHN is home to nationally recognized orthopaedic experts who specialize in wrist and spine problems. We offer a wide range of treatments, including hormone therapy and surgery for severe fractures. Our team also includes certified physical therapists who help you make a safe transition back to daily activities. Meet our orthopaedic and sports medicine team.
50% of women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. That’s why we’ve brought Western Pennsylvania’s first dedicated osteoporosis clinic to Jefferson Hospital. The AHN Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic provides:
We consider your medical needs and preferences while developing a personalized plan to prevent fractures.
Your plan may include:
If you or a loved one is living with Osteoporosis, take advantage of the regions first dedicated osteoporosis clinic and schedule an appointment today.
Call (412) 267-6200 to learn more about the AHN Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture Clinic
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