Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

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Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Clinic serves aging baby boomers
Holly Heck, a staff technologist at Mercy Orthopedic Associates’ bone health clinic, prepares Jenny Rhame, supervisor at the Breast Center, for a hip scan demonstration with a bone densitometer system. The clinic provides specialized care focusing on fall prevention and improving bone density.

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Holly Heck, a staff technologist at Mercy Orthopedic Associates’ bone health clinic, prepares Jenny Rhame, supervisor at the Breast Center, for a hip scan demonstration with a bone densitometer system. The clinic provides specialized care focusing on fall prevention and improving bone density.

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Holly Heck, a staff technologist at Mercy Orthopedic Associates’ bone health clinic, prepares Jenny Rhame, supervisor at the Breast Center, for hip scan demonstration with a bone densitometer system. The prevalence of the osteoporosis, a chronic fragile bone condition, is expected to increase as baby boomers age.

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

A patient’s spinal cord is seen after a scan with the bone densitometer system at the Mercy Orthopedic Associates’ bone health clinic.
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