- Body Composition Testing
- Open MRI
- Bone Health Clinic
- - Osteoporosis
- - Appointment Visits
- - Safety & Treatment
- Pediatric Orthopedics
- Spine & Pain Clinic
- Sports Medicine
- Injury Walk-In Clinic
- Kiva VCF Treatment System
- Total Ankle Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Procedures
- - Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
- - Direct Superior Hip Replacement
- - Hip Arthroscopy
- - Meniscal Transplant
- - Mini-Posterior Hip Replacement
- - Regenerative Orthopedics
- - PRP Therapy
- - MACI
- - IRAP
- - FloGraft
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), in 2014 there was an estimated 54 million Americans over the age of 50 affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. A major concern with this increasing number is the amount of broken bones associated with this bone thinning disease. The NOF reports that one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone from osteoporosis.
Since more than one-half of the U.S. adult population affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, Iowa Ortho has expanded its services to include a Bone Health Clinic. The clinic provides patients with a comprehensive review of the many factors involved in their bone health, helping prevent painful, debilitating bone fractures.
A bone fracture occurs when the bone isn’t strong enough to withstand falls or other types of physical force, and the bone breaks. In older adults, breaks are usually due to low bone mass. If you have suspicions of bone thinning disease, see a bone doctor immediately to help restore your health. Most people don’t know how to strengthen bones, but our specialists can help you increase bone density to protect from future fractures.
You can assess your risk for fractures and developing osteoporosis with a FRAX assessment. It uses your physical health details as well as family health history to determine whether a patient is at risk for developing osteoporosis within the following 10 years. Your results will determine the next step you’ll take with our doctors.
Our Bone Health Clinic is under the leadership of our Fracture Liaison Coordinator, Dudley Phipps, PA-C and spine surgeon, Dr. Todd Harbach, and hand surgeon, Dr. Ze-Hui Han. Patients can be seen at our downtown Des Moines, Ankeny and Newton clinics.
To learn more, or to schedule an initial FRAX screening test to determine your risk of fracture, please call Iowa Ortho at 515-247-8400 or click here to request an appointment online.
Iowa Ortho is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation's Professional Partners Network®.