Osteoporosis – or “brittle bones” is a common condition affecting mostly postmenopausal women and less commonly men. This condition can result in a fracture if you have a fall.
It is now estimated that osteoporosis is more common than breast cancer in women and there are now effective treatment options available. It is important that osteoporosis is diagnosed in a timely fashion and treated accordingly to prevent future major fractures, such as a hip fracture. Osteoporosis assessment forms part of our falls assessment and can be easily diagnosed using a DEXA scanner.