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It is well recognised that people who suffer an osteoporotic fracture (minimal trauma fracture) are then at a greatly increased risk of getting further fractures. These patients often present at an hospital emergency room and are treated with surgery or a splint. When the fracture has been set, they are then often just allowed home. The possibility of osteoporosis is not thought of or investigated for, and therefore, not treated.
If you believe you may have suffered a fracture through minimal trauma, BJC Health, at our Parramatta site, has developed a comprehensive Refracture Prevention Program to address your needs.
This unique program embraces our Connected Care approach, encompassing;
- medical assessment
- DXA testing
- osteoporosis education
- falls risk analysis followed by gait stability improvement
- dietary advice
- continued monitoring
This program is unique in our local community, offering a solution for a large hole in the local public health service, without continuing to wait for either State or Federal Health authorities to act.
If you believe you might have suffered an osteoporotic fracture, you owe it to yourself to consult your doctor and see if you would be a candidate for the Refracture Prevention Program.