Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to weakened bones and an increased potential for falls. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men age 50 and older will break a bone due to this common condition.
As a Star Performer of the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® program, our Osteoporosis Program offers you comprehensive care to manage osteoporosis. Cooper University Health Care’s multidisciplinary team of specialists offers expertise and experience in osteoporosis prevention, evaluation, treatment, and management.
Why Choose Cooper for Osteoporosis Care?
Patients in the South Jersey community and beyond choose Cooper for osteoporosis services because of our:
- Expertise: Our team of board-certified specialists receives an extra level of training in osteoporosis treatment. They are uniquely qualified to provide all aspects of osteoporosis care.
- Personalized treatment plans: Cooper’s team of experts works with patients to create individual treatment plans. This approach allows us to personalize a plan for your unique needs: Helping you reduce symptoms, control the autoimmune process, and maintain your body’s ability to fight disease.
- Advanced diagnostic capabilities: Our comprehensive program offers the latest diagnostic tests available, including a DEXA scan. This bone density test uses special X-rays to diagnose or determine your risk for osteoporosis.
- Team approach: Our rheumatology, orthopaedic, endocrinology, and gynecology specialists work together on every patient’s care. That coordination leads to more comprehensive – and more effective – osteoporosis care.
- Education and wellness services for women: Through Cooper’s Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, we offer educational programs and exercise classes for women. These resources help you prevent and manage osteoporosis. Learn more about the Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.
- Orthopaedic services: Our specialists have years of experience treating patients who have orthopaedic trauma related to osteoporosis. Learn more about our orthopaedic trauma program.
The right lifestyle and exercise habits can delay or possibly prevent osteoporosis entirely. You can help prevent osteoporosis by:
- Getting the calcium and vitamin D you need every day
- Doing regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises
- Not smoking
- Drinking alcohol in moderation
- Asking your healthcare provider about your risk for osteoporosis and when you should have a bone density test
- Taking an osteoporosis medicine as directed if your doctor prescribes one
To learn more about Cooper’s sports medicine services, to schedule an appointment, or to refer a patient, please call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737).