Osteoporosis and bone health
Your bones are the framework of your life and are essential to every move you make. Osteoporosis - a disease that causes weak, thinning bones - can put you at risk for bone fragility and fractures, primarily of the hip, spine and wrist. Fifty percent of men and women are at risk for a fracture in their lifetime. That’s why taking care of your bones should be a priority, especially as you age.
The Bone Health Program at The Christ Hospital
Our comprehensive bone health program was designed to help you maintain strong bones and prevent fractures. From test to diagnosis and treatment, your care is managed by our team of bone health experts.
Is the bone health program right for you?
Our bone health program may be beneficial for you if you meet any of the conditions below:
History of previous fractures
Over 50 years old
History of frequent falls or balance problems
Diagnosed with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or cancer
Frequent use of tobacco
High use of steroid medications
Family history of early menopause
Benefits of the bone health program
Our bone health program is designed to help you build bone strength and prevent future fractures. Additional benefits include:
Improve muscle strength and balance
Reduce risk of falls
Develop or maintain an exercise program
Maintain bone strength
Reduce risk of future fractures
Integrate program with primary care
Individualized treatment plan
The bone health program begins with an initial evaluation with Dr. Sandra Eisele, MD. Your initial evaluation will include an in-depth review of your medical history, followed by a physical examination, with potential laboratory tests, x-rays, and bone density scan to follow. During your initial visit, Dr. Eisele will also discuss physical therapy, diet and nutrition, education on treatment options, and potential follow up visits. We have many convenient imaging centers available for our patients. Your physician may recommend that you have a DEXA scan, that measures your bone density. Find our
DEXA scan locations here.
Meet our bone health program provider
Sandra Eisele, MD, FACS, MBA, developed our bone health program to help patients improve their bone health and to decrease their risk of fractures. As a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Eisele has seen many patients with fractures and is dedicated to helping patients achieve a healthy active lifestyle.
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Areas of Interest
Nonsurgical evaluation and treatment of foot and ankle conditions,
evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis