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.
Talk with your doctor about your risk of developing osteoporosis and steps you can take to prevent or delay 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 UOS Osteoporosis Clinic by calling (865)546-2663.
UOS offers one of the area's most comprehensive clinics dedicated to the treatment of osteoporotic bone disease. Dr. 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.
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: