- 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
To better understand your current bone health, your provider will use one or more of the following tests:
Your provider will ask you questions so both a thorough and accurate medical history may be obtained. For example, you will be asked about any personal and family history of fracture and other risk factors for osteoporosis. Let your provider know which medications you have taken within the past 10 years as some are known to increase risk of low bone mass and fractures.
You will receive a limited physical exam with emphasis on the spine as many fragility fractures go undetected by patients. An obvious indicator of a fragility fracture can be loss of height.
There are some lab tests that are specific to bone health. We will be sure to check your medical records to see if you have had any of these tests within the past six months. If so, we will not repeat them, but if not, we will need to perform the tests.
An X-ray test can determine if you have had any vertebral fragility fractures.
Bone Density Scan
If the above tests indicate possible bone loss we will arrange a bone density scan, which is called a QCT, unless you have had one in the past year. The scan will help your provider confirm a diagnosis and also record the severity of bone density loss.
You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit three to six months after treatment has begun. During this exam, your provider will review your treatment plan and will make appropriate changes if necessary.