Fairview offers a variety of bone health services to prevent and treat osteoporosis and other bone problems. Women are at an increased risk for osteoporosis as they age, making them more vulnerable to bone fractures and breaks. Osteoporosis can be treated and our physicians work closely with patients to create a program of diet, exercise and sometimes medicine to make bones stronger.
Fairview hospitals and clinics offer bone mineral density teting (DEXA) to see if your bones are healthy and strong.
DEXA scans are recommended:
- As a routine screening test
- When your risk for having weak bones is high
- After you have broken a bone to see if weak bones were a cause of the break, which could mean you are at risk for more broken bones