Ortho Montana’s Fracture Liaison Service is focused on reducing subsequent bone fractures in both men and women ages 50+. This is important because patients with a prior fragility fracture have a significantly greater risk for recurrent fractures and long-term issues. Most patients that qualify for this service will either have osteoporosis, experienced a fragility fracture, or are considered at risk of a compromised bone structure or low bone density.
The Ortho Montana Fracture Liaison Service can help prevent unnecessary bone degradation which untreated can lead to additional fractures, by conducting a comprehensive bone health evaluation with each patient. Blood tests and imaging are also used to determine if there is an underlying cause for poor bone quality. We will then develop a personalized plan to improve your bone strength and reduce the risk of future fractures.
What to expect when visiting the Fracture Liaison Service:
- Evaluation for causes of previous fractures
- Determine risk for future fractures
- Develop individualized treatment plans to optimize and maintain bone health
- Preventive care
- Diagnostic testing
- Medication counseling and management
- Referral to physical therapy for gait and stability training if needed
- Routine follow-up at least yearly for on-going management of this dynamic condition