Exercise promotes good posture, strength, flexibility and balance. If you have recently broken a bone or if you have very low bone density, talk with your healthcare professional or physical therapist about an exercise program that is appropriate for you.
Many fragility fracture patients never learn about the underlying cause of their fracture or receive treatment to prevent it from happening again. At MedStar Georgetown, our Fracture Liaison Service assesses patients after the first bone fracture in order to prevent secondary fractures.
Even though her mom had the disease, Mary was shocked to learn that she too had osteoporosis. Based on Mary’s fracture, her test results, and her history, the FLS team developed a treatment plan and to help her reduce her risk of a secondary fracture.