June 21, 2017
The Impact of Vertebral Compression Fractures
The Impacts of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle, often leading to fractures of the hips, spine and wrists. Fractures are often the first visible sign of osteoporosis, and if left unrecognized and untreated can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life and daily activities.
We learn about the causes and prevention methods of osteoporosis from Dr. Heather Hofflich, DO, as well as treatment options with Dr. Douglas Beall, MD, including the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Finally we get to hear from two patients who benefited from a kyphoplasty and how their quality of life has improved.
We are joined by Dr. Sivan Kinberg, Director of the Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Center at Columbia University in New York, to learn about the importance of fatty acids and calories in parenteral nutrition.