Fracture Liaison Service

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the mesh-like structure inside the bone becomes damaged. It literally means “porous bones.” The bone structure may be thin if either too much bone tissue has been lost or if not enough bone tissue has been made. When the internal strands of the bone become too thin (lose density), the bones become weak and can fracture or break easily.

When a bone with osteoporosis is broken, it is called a “fragility fracture.” Though fragility fractures can occur anywhere in the body, the most common occurrences are:


•Wrist fractures
•Hip fractures
•Spine fractures

 

Quick Reference

Orthopaedic Services
Appointments

New Patients 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE
Returning Patients
336-716-8200
Returning Pediatric Patients
336-716-8094

Contact the Department

Main 336-716-8200
Fax 336-716-8018

For assistance after hours, please call 336-716-2011 and ask for the Orthopaedic Surgeon on call.
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Last Updated: 07-28-2014
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