Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fragility fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.
Early Intervention for Fracture Prevention and Building Better Bones for Life is a project aimed at providing information that can help improve bone health and prevent fractures. This project takes advantage of the World Health Organization’s absolute risk prediction model for fractures and contains educational materials for providers and patients. The goal is to provide a framework for more proactive, effective and comprehensive care of patients so that ultimately the incidence of major osteoporosis-related fractures is reduced.
Contact The Corvallis Clinic’s Osteoporosis Prevention Specialists: 541-754-1276