.. In this study, researchers found that annual bone density screening rates increased by 263 % from 2002 to 2007. In 2002 there were 21,557 scans per year. In 2007 there were 78,262 scans. The number of people on anti-osteoporosis medications increased by 153 % from 33,208 in 2002 to 84,155 in 2007. – The most important thing should know an orthopedic surgeon about osteoporosis / fracture prevention is that we take measures to help prevent hip and other fractures, said Dell. Simple steps like suggesting calcium and vitamin D for all your patients and bone density testing in patients at risk for osteoporosis should be considered as part of daily practice.
The Healthy Bones Program aggressively addressed to persons at risk for hip fractures by identifying them through KP HealthConnect to ensure % of people who density screenings and medications they need. The multidisciplinary team includes orthopedic surgeons and providers from endocrinology, family practice, internal medicine, rheumatology, gynecology, physical therapy, disease / care management, radiology, and nursing education.The draft law the health expenses include one additional $ 486,000 at field hospitals which was adopted in August , the Senate Committee for is to the bill. On Wednesday, and it could be to the floor, to go soon as September 24. However, it is unlikely that the beginning of financial year to be cleared on 1st October, to Sen. Ted Stevens .