What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a developmental condition which causes bones to become weak and prone to fracture. Fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hip but can occur in other bones. Unfortunately, Osteoporosis does not present many symptoms, and so is not often diagnosed until a fracture occurs.
What does treatment involve?
Patients are offered an integrated care programme delivered by a multi-disciplinary team to ensure every aspect of their disorder is treated. A combination of bone density scans and physiotherapy, along with surgical treatment for fractures and expert advice, means there is a focus on both prevention and treatment.