May 4, 2015

Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month

Are you or someone you know effected by Osteoporosis?  My Grandmother (who turned 97 this past January) has had to have both hips replaced due to Osteoporosis.  My mother has been diagnosed with the early stages of it.  So knowing this, I need to really be mindful of it as I get older.

May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention month, and we'd like to take this opportunity to raise awareness about Osteoporosis and preventative measures.  More than 40 million people either already have Osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.
Statistics claim at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.  With odds like that, we think people should be armed with the information they need to prevent, treat and live with Osteoporosis.

Unfortunately, Osteoporosis can sometimes lead to the need for replacements, such as knee or hip replacements.  We’d also like call attention to the fact that one option for knee replacements, the Zimmer Persona Tibial Plate, has been recalled due to issues that have even forced some people back into surgery. Feel free to read more about that here:

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