Osteoporosis is a progressive metabolic bone disease that decreases bone density (with deterioration of bone structure. Skeletal weakness leads to fractures with minor or inapparent trauma, particularly in the thoracic and lumbar spine, wrist, and hip. It is also called degenerative disease or degenerative arthritis. Prevention and treatment involve risk factor modification, calcium and vitamin D supplements, exercises to maximize bone and muscle strength, improve balance, and minimize the risk of falls, and drug therapy to preserve bone mass or stimulate new bone formation.
- Track 1-1 Genetics of Osteoporosis
- Track 2-2 Osteoporosis and Geriatrics
- Track 3-3 Osteopenia
- Track 4-4 Osteoporosis and Nutrition
- Track 5-5 Novel Treatment and techniques for Osteoporosis