Bone Health & Osteoporosis Clinic

Osteoporosis (or porous bone) is a complex disease that can occur in both males and females, at any age, without symptoms or pain. With osteoporosis, bones become very weak. A sudden minor strain, bump, or fall can result in a fragility fracture of the spine, hip, wrist, shoulder, or ankle. Such fractures are not only painful and frustrating, but they can be debilitating and even lead to life-threatening or disabling events.

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At The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, our goal—and commitment—is to promote bone health, reduce fracture risks, accelerate healing, and prevent refractures.

OFC’s Bone Health Services

building We provide one-on-one assessments, coordinate lab tests, perform bone density DEXA scans, and offer specialized treatment including consultation, physical therapy, and medication (when appropriate).

A DEXA bone density scan may also be scheduled to assess your bone mineral density. Your density score relates directly to your bone strength.

Once your provider has made a referral, you’ll be scheduled for an initial evaluation. Treatment is based on your diagnosis.

What Does This Mean for You?

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Our entire team at our Bone Health & Osteoporosis Clinic works together in a designed environment that puts patient health first. The world of orthopaedics is always evolving. New diagnostic techniques, surgical advancements, and nonsurgical treatments give us many options to provide the best, cost-effective orthopaedic care for more than 30,000 patients a year. 

Dedicated to early diagnosis and treatment of low bone density to prevent fractures and improve surgical outcomes, we provide you with a personalized bone health plan. This may include:

  • Identifying risk factors such as previous fractures, family history, medications, diseases of malabsorption, rheumatoid arthritis, early menopause, and tendency to fall
  • Testing, including fracture risk assessment, DEXA bone density scan, and labs
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Healthy diet and supplementation
  • Positive lifestyle habits
  • Medication or treatment therapy to increase bone density
  • Sticking with your treatment and re-evaluation

To learn more about our Bone Health & Osteoporosis Clinic or to schedule a consultation, please call 507-386-6659.

Fracture Liaison Specialist – Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation

Theresa Ludwig, CNP

Theresa Ludewig, CNP

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