Bone Density Testing

How do I know if I am at risk for a fracture?

Luckily, a bone density test can help predict your chance of breaking a bone before a fracture occurs. If you are a postmenopausal woman or man age 50 or older, be sure to ask your healthcare provider when you should have a bone density test. NOF recommends having a bone density test of the hip and spine using a central DXA machine to diagnose osteoporosis. DXA stands for dual X-ray absorptiometry. A bone density test can tell if you have normal bone density, low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis. If you have low bone density, you are more likely to develop osteoporosis. Take control of your health and call LIMA to schedule your DXA today!

To learn more about bone density testing, click the link below:

www.nof.org/aboutosteoporosis/detectingosteoporosis/bmdtest

Fracture Liaison Service “FLS”

If you break a bone, it is very important that you get the right medical care, treatment and follow-up to make sure you don’t break any more bones. Your healthcare provider may refer you to the fracture liaison service or FLS program at LIMA. The FLS helps you reduce the risk of suffering from another broken bone. Your active participation and positive attitude will help you along this journey to better bone health.

The LIMA Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) fracture prevention program provides bone density scanning, lab testing, and evaluation to develop a personalized plan for you to reach and maintain your bone health to prevent future broken bones (also called fractures). If you are age 50 or older and have had a broken bone, you should call for an evaluation. 717-273-6706.


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