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Osteoporosis

When it comes to bone and joint conditions, no two patients are alike. Our specialists develop a specific treatment and rehabilitation plan that best meets each patient's needs.  

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Osteoporosis Services

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become thin.  As a result, the bones are more likely to break.  Bones most often affected are in the hip, spine, and wrist, but the ribs and other bones are also at risk. 

Nearly 25 million Americans have osteoporosis and most of them are women above the age of 60. Men are also vulnerable to the disease. In the early stages of osteoporosis there are no signs or symptoms, which is why it has the nickname "the silent disease." The loss of bone progresses gradually until a bone breaks. Other signs are a loss of height and bad posture. 

A physician may suggest a bone density scan for patients in a high-risk group to determine if some form of treatment to prevent or treat osteoporosis is needed. This is especially true for women around menopause when estrogen levels fall. There are several techniques for measuring bone density and they are safe and painless.

Contact Info

Bone and Joint Institute - Hershey
717-531-5638
30 Hope Drive
Entrance B, Suite 2400
Hershey, PA 17033

Sports Medicine - State College
814-865-3566
1850 E. Park Avenue, Suite 112
State College, PA 16803

Penn State Children's Hospital
717-531-7123
30 Hope Drive
Entrance B, Suite 2200
Hershey, PA 17033

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Care Team - Osteoporosis Services

Penn State Bone and Joint Institute

30 Hope Drive, Entrance B, Suite 2400
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-5638
Fax: 717-531-0983
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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