Orthopedic surgeons at TriHealth Orthopedic and Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provide comprehensive care for the hips. If osteoporosis causes a hip fracture, our team offers the latest advances in hip replacements, including outpatient hip replacement surgery and hip replacement without narcotics. Our physicians will also ensure you receive osteoporosis treatments to prevent fractures in the future.
The expertise and patient-centered care provided by our team of surgeons and specialists led to TriHealth's Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission. This rare designation recognizes only a few hospitals in the nation providing a consistent, safe, and high-quality approach to care.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones become less dense and more fragile. It is most common in women over the age of 65 and can increase the risk of a hip fracture and total hip replacement. About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass.
Osteoporosis occurs when you lose bone cells faster than you can create new bone cells. Your body creates bone cells more slowly as you age. Lack of hormones such as estrogen in women and androgens in men can cause osteoporosis. Also, some medicine can cause bone loss. Medicine such as steroids (glucocorticoids, cortisone and prednisone), antiseizure medicine and aromatase inhibitors (used to treat breast cancer) can contribute to bone loss.
Signs and symptoms of osteoporosis may include:
You can help reduce your risk for fractures with osteoporosis treatments such as:
Certain risk factors may increase the risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Risk factors include:
You can reduce your risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures by:
Help reduce your risk of osteoporosis and protect your hip from fractures. Make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.