Discover how osteoporosis can affect your life and what you can do to protect yourself and those you love.
Each year, thousands of seniors in Tennessee suffer a devastating hip fracture due to a fall, and even more will suffer a broken wrist, spine, shoulder, or arm. Sadly, one in five people will die within a year of their broken hip, while nearly all will lose a degree of independence.
University Orthopaedic Surgeons offers one of the area's most comprehensive clinics dedicated to the treatment of osteoporotic bone disease. Dr. Kostas Triantafillou is trained to diagnose osteoporosis and formulate a customized treatment plan to preserve and rebuild bone mass, improve your balance, and alleviate the fear of falling.
What is osteoporosis?
Bones are a living tissue constantly broken down and replaced. When the renewal process of bone is unable to keep up with the loss of old bone, osteoporosis is present. Your risk factors for developing osteoporosis include:
- Getting older
- Gender (female)
- Smaller body frame
- Family history
- Ethnicity (European or Asian)
- Diet lacking in calcium and vitamin D
- Physical inactivity
Talk with your doctor about your risk of developing osteoporosis and steps you can take to prevent or delay the onset of bone disease.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, take the first step in obtaining the best care and schedule an appointment with the University Orthopaedic Surgeons Osteoporosis Clinic by calling (865) 546-2663 or by requesting an appointment online.