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  • Dr Stanciu discusses Prolia for Osteoporosis

    Dr Stanciu discusses Prolia for Osteoporosis

    Prolia slows down bone breakdown, or bone loss. This medication is delivered as an injection every 6 months and can be helpful for patients with osteoporosis.

  • How to take Biophosphonate Medications for Osteoporosis

    How to take Biophosphonate Medications for Osteoporosis

    Antiresorptive medications slows down how quickly the body breaks down bone. This type of medication is taken first things in the morning before they have anything to eat or drink. They need to sit upright. It is also available as a 30 minute IV infusion that helps avoid any GI symptoms that may occur.

  • Learning About Osteoporosis Treatment with Tymlos or Forteo

    Learning About Osteoporosis Treatment with Tymlos or Forteo

    Dr Stanciu discusses Tymlos and Forteo injections. These are medications that help form new bone. She explains where to do the injection and how the injection pens work. These treatments take about 2 years and are then followed-up with an antiresorptive medication that helps to maintain the new bone.

  • Who Should Consider Seeing A Specialist in Bone Health?

    Who Should Consider Seeing A Specialist in Bone Health?

    The Metabolic Bone Clinic at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, treats people who have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis on a bone density test. Often they first have their test on a recommendation from a primary care doctor, but seek a specialists advice. The Bone Clinic specializes in treating patients who have had fractures (especially low trauma fractures), or have other conditions like hyperparathyroidism that may affect their bone health.

  • Estrogen Therapy to Maintain Bone Health

    Estrogen Therapy to Maintain Bone Health

    Estrogen and estrogen-type medications are helpful in keeping osteoporosis at bay. Classified as an antiresorptive agent, Estrogen is ideal for women 45 - 60 years of age. While is has the benefit of maintaining bone density at healthy levels, it usually also helps women in perimenopause and early menopause treat other symptoms as well. Dr Stanciu usually recommends estrogen if patients do not have any contraindications for taking it. If they do, there are also medications known as estrogen modulators available. These are especially good for patients who are at high risk for breast cancer. This medication can even go as far as helping to prevent breast cancer.

  • Medications Used to Treat Osteoporosis

    Medications Used to Treat Osteoporosis

    There are many different medications available to treat osteoporosis today. There are two groups of medications that we use frequently. The first type of medications are known as antiresorptives. These are medications that help slow down bone loss. The second group of medications are anabolic agents that build new bone. These newer medications can reduce the risk for fracture by 70 -80%. With all treatment plans we are focused on treating the risk for fractures.

  • Learning about Osteoporosis with Dr Stanciu

    Learning about Osteoporosis with Dr Stanciu

    At 30 years old most people have reached their peak bone mass and as they age we begin to lose bone mass. Osteoporosis happens with bone density is less than 2.5. People don't feel osteoporosis when it is happening, but heredity, diabetes, certain medications and aging all put people at risk for developing osteoporosis. Dr Stanciu, osteoporosis expert at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center explains how osteoporosis happens and that treatment has advanced and is not a lifelong process.

  • Evenity – A New Treatment Option for Osteoporosis

    Evenity – A New Treatment Option for Osteoporosis

    The newest medication for Osteoporosis is Evenity. It is an anabolic drug that works to stop bone loss at the same time that it builds new bone. This drug is available as a once a month injection and is a relatively short course of treatment - usually a year. At the end of the year - we see a significant improvement in the bone density. At the same time it reduces the risk for a fractured vertebra in the back by about 70% and other fractures by 50%

  • Dr Stanciu Discusses How To Determine the Strength of the Bone

    Dr Stanciu Discusses How To Determine the Strength of the Bone

    A bone dentistry machine (DEXA) measures bone density and Trabecular Bone Score measures bone quality and texture. Both are important to determine the strength of your bones. Colorado Center for Bone Research at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center recommends a DEXA for men and women who have had a fracture and women who are beginning menopause. We know that we lose bone density with age. We look at history, labs evolutions and bone density "T-scores" along with the Trabecular bone score to determine the actual bone health.

  • What is Osteoarthritis?

    What is Osteoarthritis?

    Dr Jesse Chrastil, from Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, discusses osteoarthritis. He shows pictures and explains what arthritis looks like on an X-ray in the hip and knee. He discusses how the breakdown of the cartilage causes pain from the areas of the bone rubbing together. He also explains the options that are available for treating osteoarthritis.

  • Calcium & Vitamin D for Heathy Bones

    Calcium & Vitamin D for Heathy Bones

    We all need calcium and vitamin D for healthy bones. The most important thing is a healthy diet - We want to get ours vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat. Sometimes, that alone is not enough, however. We need 1000 to 1200 mg of calcium and 800 - 2000 units of Vitamin D each day. Dr Stanciu, with The Colorado Center for Bone Research, details how to read labels and understand how much calcium you are getting in your food and through supplements

  • The Fracture Clinic Evaluates Why You Had a Broken Bone

    The Fracture Clinic Evaluates Why You Had a Broken Bone

    The fracture clinic evaluates patients who have had a fracture to determine the cause and avoid future fractures. There are more than 2 million fractures that have fractures each year. Unfortunately, one fracture is a sign you may have another. In fact, 25 - 30% of patients with a fracture have another within a year and 50 - 55% within 5 years. The Fracture Clinic at Colorado Center for Bone Research has an entire team dedicated to evaluating fractures, finding the cause and formulating the right treatment plan so that you do not have another.