Sinai's Osteoporosis Clinic focuses on the whole picture of a patient's bone health, we do more than provide the typical osteoporosis care—our physicians evaluate patients who have suffered a fragility (low-trauma) fracture or who are at a high risk for a fracture to see if underlying hormonal imbalances may have contributed to the problem.
Patients Who Benefit from Osteoporosis Care
Although osteoporosis is typically associated with women at the time of menopause, it affects men, too. In fact, half of all women and a quarter of all men over 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Men are nearly three times more likely to suffer hip fractures than women. Fractures of the hip, spine and wrist can significantly affect a person’s quality and length of life.
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
The biggest risk factor for osteoporosis is age, which is why all women over 65 and men over 70 should be screened for osteoporosis regularly. In addition, patients with the following characteristics should be screened at age 50:
- Bone fracture as an adult
- Family history of hip fracture
- Tobacco uses or alcohol use more than two alcoholic beverages a day
- Calcium disorder or low dietary calcium intake
- Early menopause
- Steroid treatment (prednisone)
- Men with injection treatment for prostate cancer
- Organ transplant
Our Services at the Sinai Chicago Osteoporosis Clinic include:
- Comprehensive calcium and vitamin D plans
- Targeted osteoporosis medications
- Evaluation for physical therapy needs
- Home safety advice to reduce falls
- Advice on preventing fractures
- Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans
- Lab tests and bone images to determine underlying disorders
- Identification of hormone disorders that weaken bones
The Osteoporosis Clinic is located in Kling Building, Second Floor, and takes place on Wednesday afternoons. For more information about the Mount Sinai Osteoporosis Clinic or to refer a patient or make an appointment, please call 773-257-4855.