• Medical Considerations in Athletes With Stress Fractures
     

    Medical Considerations in Athletes With Stress Fractures

    Dr. Elliott Schwartz reviews the causes, epidemiology, evaluation, diagnosis and approach to individuals with stress fractures. He discusses his work with elite athletes and offers his thoughts and information about new approaches to treatment of this condition. Recorded at Northern California Institute for Bone Health, Osteoporosis Update 2015, on June […]

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  • Biology of Fracture Nonunions 2015
     

    Biology of Fracture Nonunions 2015

    Dr. Elliott Schwartz reviews the definitions and causes of fracture nonunions, the possible underlying genetic issues, his experience treating such problems and his thoughts and information about new approaches to this vexing problem. Recorded at Northern California Institute for Bone Health, Osteoporosis Update 2015, on June 19, 2015, in Oakland, […]

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  • Major Advance In Bone Densitometry
     

    Major Advance In Bone Densitometry

    On November 11, 2013, we installed a new recently FDA approved software to our bone density machines which produces a report known as Trabecular Bone Score (TBS).  TBS creates a textured image from the spine DXA image.  It involves NO added radiation for you but analyzes the spine DXA image […]

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  • What is Osteoporosis?
     

    What is Osteoporosis?

    An estimated 150 million people worldwide have osteoporosis leaving them at risk for the first-time. Due to its prevalence worldwide, osteoporosis is considered as a serious public health concern. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease1. Approximately 30% of all postmenopausal women have […]

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  • Diseases and Conditions that May Cause Bone Loss
     

    Diseases and Conditions that May Cause Bone Loss

    Many health problems can increase your chance of getting osteoporosis. Ask your healthcare provider if you have any diseases or conditions that can cause bone loss. If you do, it’s important to take action to keep your bones healthy. In some cases, when you treat a health problem that causes bone loss, you can improve your bone health. Diseases and conditions that may cause bone loss include:

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  • Detection of Vertebral Fractures
     

    Detection of Vertebral Fractures

    Despite the importance of vertebral compression fractures, there is much that remains uncertain. There is no “gold standard” for the definition which has led to epidemiologic and study differences. Height loss is a way to suspect vertebral fractures but it has its own issues.

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  • Prescreening Tools to Determine Who Needs DXA
     

    Prescreening Tools to Determine Who Needs DXA

    Elliott N. Schwartz, MD, CCD, CPD, and Dee M. Steinberg, XT, CDT Clinical decision rules (CDRs) are designed to help physicians practice better. A number of CDRs to assist in identifying women with low bone mass have been developed since the mid 1990s, including SCORE, OST (OSTA), OSIRIS, SOFSURF, NOF, […]

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