Osteoporosis causes 2 million broken bones each year. Any bone in your body can break, but broken hips are the most serious type of fracture caused by osteoporosis.
Most people who have osteoporosis don’t know that they have it. Some of the risk factors are age, a family history, poor nutrition, and certain medications.
A DEXA scan screening can tell how much bone you’ve lost and to help figure out your treatment plan. Your OrthoVirginia physician can order the DEXA scan if it is right for you.