Treatments

  • Calcitonin is a hormone found in the human body that helps with bone metabolism and calcium regulation. Calcitonin can slow bone loss in the spine and increase spine bone density.…

  • Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and is given by injection every six months. Prolia works by decreasing the activity of osteoclasts at the molecular…

  • Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) is an anabolic treatment for osteoporosis that stimulates new bone growth and reduces fracture risk. PTH is generally reserved for individuals with severe osteoporosis. Studies have demonstrated…

  • Bazedoxifene is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) and has similar benefits to hormone therapy, but does not act on the breast tissue. Duavee® is bazedoxifene paired with conjugated estrogens…

  • For years, hormone therapy (HT) was considered a panacea for women adjusting to the changes of menopause and for preventive health. Despite a clear benefit for bone health, HT poses…

  • An atypical femur fracture (AFF) is called “atypical” because of the location and condition of the fracture. AFFs start as a weakening of the outer rim of the femur below…

  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare condition where the bone of the lower or upper jaw becomes exposed (usually because of tooth extractions) and does not heal properly.…

  • Bisphosphonates are antiresorptive treatments and are used in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. They can help prevent fractures in people at moderate or high fracture risk and prevent…

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