Osteoporosis is both a silent as well as a common condition. There is gradual loss of bone in most people over the age of 35. Since there is no pain with osteoporosis many people will remain undiagnosed for years until a fracture occurs. Fractures are very painful at any age but in elderly they are devastating and often result in admission to a skilled nursing facility.

DXA scans can make an early diagnosis and thus early treatment. This is a preventable disease.

Course Description

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that occurs very frequently after the age of 50 with one in two women and one in six men suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture. About 4.5 million women and 0.8 million men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. Despite the significant public information campaign and excellent treatments available, many still go on and suffer preventable fractures.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Osteoporosis Prevention
  • Osteoporosis Risk Factors
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • DXA Examination
  • Interpreting DXA Exam
  • Osteoporosis Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Medications
  • Osteoporosis Follow-up