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Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic Bone Diseases are disorders of bone remodeling that result in fractures or deformity of bones. The most common metabolic bone diseases are osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget's disease, renal osteodystrophy, osteitis fibrosa cystica and osteogenesis imperfecta.

Osteoporosis is a particularly common disease that is responsible for approximately 1.5 million fractures in the United States each year. Our experienced providers specialize in the diagnosis and management of these conditions. 

Diagnostic techniques available include state-of-the-art bone densitometry (Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry or DXA), radiology, biochemical testing and bone biopsy, when indicated.

Treatment modalities include exercise counseling, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, calcium supplements, vitamin D supplements, medications that inhibit bone resorption (bisphosphonates, estrogen, selective estrogen receptor modulators, calcitonin) and medications that stimulate bone formation (parathyroid hormones).