As a population, we are aging and it is apparent that we are living longer than ever before, therefore; quality of life is an important issue. Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are bone diseases that can rob us of healthy and active lifestyles. The staff and physicians at Arrowhead Orthopaedics recognize this and are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones in the maintenance of good bone health and prevention of complications from bone related disease. The Arrowhead Bone Health Institute (ABHI) was established to provide comprehensive treatment and prevention of bone health disease.
Osteoporosis is a silent and progressive disease that affects up to 28 million people, weakening bones and causing unnecessary fractures that can lead to disability and even death in some cases. We at ABHI can provide diagnosis, treatment and education to prevent the complications of this disease. At our facility we have available:
Doctors specializing in osteoporosis treatment and prevention who are knowledgeable in the latest treatment options available.
Knowledgeable staff to provide educational information on risk factors, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations to improve your risk.
An up-to-date and modern physical therapy department with staff knowledgeable in both floor and pool exercise therapy designed to reduce the complications of osteoporosis, improve balance, gait and stability, and maintain strength.
A surgical treatment option is known as Kyphoplasty for some vertebral fractures associated with osteoporosis.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that causes deterioration of the joint cartilage (the softer parts of bones, which cushion their connections to each other) and the formation of new bone (bone spurs) at the margins of the joints. Although it is associated with aging, often the cause of osteoarthritis is unknown, but metabolic, genetic, chemical, and mechanical factors all play significant roles in its development. Osteoarthritis may first become evident in middle age, sometimes earlier, however usually by age 70 most people will have symptoms of arthritis.