Bone Density

Today, physicians are better equipped to detect and treat bone loss in its earliest stages, striving to prevent disease or lessen its impact. Triangle Orthopaedics offers a painless, noninvasive test that can measure bone mass. This helps prevent, diagnose and treat osteoporosis. The most common examination sites for testing are the fracture-prone hip, spine and forearm. Evaluation also includes measurement of height and weight, a thorough history, and risk assessment.

We offer bone density testing on a Hologic DEXA Scan

Hologic DEXA Scan

This machine can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs, predict the chance of a future fracture, determine the rate of bone loss, and monitor the effects of treatment. It exposes the patient to less radiation than one standard x-ray. A physician referral is required.

Our providers can meet with you to review your bone density test and discuss interventions to help increase bone density and lessen the chances of a future fracture. We accomplish this with recommendations for diet and exercise. Sometimes, additional lab tests are ordered and medications are prescribed. We also offer a Physical Therapy program for women that includes an evaluation with an experienced physical therapist and a personalized exercise program to help improve posture and strength, prevent falls and decrease the risk for fractures.

In addition to detecting and treating bone loss, the Hologic DEXA Scan can also provide a Total Body Composition Analysis. Click here for more information!

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