Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention
“Most people don’t even know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone,” says Dr. Deese. “We are working to educate the community about this silent disease and how to prevent fractures.”
J. Melvin Deese Jr., M.D.
Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery.
Did you know...
The mortality rate in the United States for patients over 50 due to an osteoporosis related hip fracture is 25 percent.
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One out of two women and one out of four men will sustain a fracture due to osteoporosis during their lifetime, but you don’t have to be that one.