Osteoporosis and the female patient

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Women can benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Treatment approaches must be individualized, incorporating lifestyle, realistic goals, and informed choice. Osteoporosis should no longer be viewed as a disease that may affect only the elderly; interventions aimed only at the management of the postfracture woman are only a part of the total management of this disease. Screening, preventive measures, and health education are appropriate and, as preventive measures, perhaps the most cost-effective that physical therapists can offer to women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-84
Number of pages14
JournalOrthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 28 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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