New Osteoporosis Screening Service
We are pleased to launch our new Osteoporosis Screening service at Parkside Hospital.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to lose minerals and then weaken to a point where fractures can occur following minor injuries such as a fall. Fractures can be much more serious in later life especially if the fracture is of the leg or hip.
The One-Stop Osteoporosis Screening Service at Parkside Hospital aims to provide an assessment of bone density and fracture risk in men and postmenopausal women.
The DXA Bone Densitometry scan is a gold standard method of assessing whether you are at risk of osteoporosis and is quick and painless. After your assessment you will have a consultation with Consultant Rheumatologist Professor John Axford to review your reports. He will provide you with lifestyle advice and a further consultation will be arranged should you need pharmacological treatment.
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