Aug 22, 2014
Hackettstown – The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey has expanded its services with the addition of the Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey Bone Health Center. The director of this division of the Practice is Dr. Jason Wu, Board Certified Rheumatologist. Dr. Wu explains the need for this component of the Practice by indicating that “bone loss can occur over many years. The result of this may only manifest itself when an individual suffers a fracture or notices a loss in height. There are steps that can be taken to keep bones strong. Our goal is to educate, diagnose and treat patients with brittle bones and to prevent fractures.” The Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in treating patients, taking advantage of the Orthopedic, Pain Management, Spinal Care and Physical Therapy professionals at the Practice to best assist patients. The Services offered within the Center include:
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, millions of Americans – 52 million to be exact – have low bone density or osteoporosis. In fact, about one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. By 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 are expected to have low bone density or osteoporosis. There are no symptoms in the early stages of osteoporosis. Individuals who fall within the following categories may find the Center to be of particular value:
For additional information about the Bone Health Center, contact The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, OrthopedicNJ.com or 908-684-3005.