52 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone density.
As part of Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and Sports Surgeons quality care of you, our patient, your surgeon may recommend that you be evaluated in the Osteoporosis Clinic.
Because they are concerned with the health of your bones.
Your recent fracture and/or surgery made them wonder if your bones are as healthy as they can be.
What Will Happen in the Osteoporosis Clinic?
You will meet with Jody Vulk PA-C, our Own the Bone, Osteoporosis Clinic Coordinator.
You will have lab work done either before the appointment, or drawn at the appointment. Labs include, but are not limited to:
Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Alkaline Phosphatase
If you have not had a BMD in the last two years, one will be obtained. If you have had one in the last two years, we will need those results.
All information will be coordinated with your primary care physician and available to your surgeon.
If you are already being treated for Osteoporosis, this visit will compliment those cares.
What should I bring to my appointment?
If you have previous Bone Mineral Density reports, bring them. If you take a multivitamin, calcium and/or Vitamin D either bring the bottles, or write down the amount of calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase in each tablet. Note how many tablets make up a serving size and how many tablets you take daily.