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Osteoporosis Outreach

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the microarchitecture of bone tissue.1 This loss results in an increase in bone fragility and subsequent risk for fracture.1 The vertebrae, hip and wrist are the most common fracture sites associated with the…

Osteoporosis Outreach

This article appeared in the October 2015 issue of ADVANCE.  1. Malabanan AO. Metabolic bone disease: Osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of the bone. In: Buttaro TM, et al, eds. Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2013:946-953. 2. Looker AC, et al. Osteoporosis or low…

Osteoporosis: Can PT Help?

Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease that reduces the amount of bony tissue in the body. This condition leads to an actual thinning of the bones throughout the body. While the bones thin, the body’s interior framework in the form of the skeletal system becomes…

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