How To Treat A Femur Fracture And Other Things You Need To Know

The femur is the longest  bone in the human body. It runs from the knee to the hip socket, ending at the top with the ball portion of your hip joint, and is sometimes called the thigh bone. A femur fracture is when a portion of the femur breaks. The location and pattern of a femur fracture dictate what it is called, but a fracture of the thigh bone is always a serious … [Read more...]

Everything You Need To Know About Your Femur Bone

It’s essential to know how our own bodies work. When you have this knowledge, you are better able to know what might be causing you pain and, if there’s an ailment or injury present, where that issue may originate. Everything in your bodily system interacts with everything else. Consequently, if there’s a problem with the femur or some other bone, that problem also impacts … [Read more...]

Can a DXA Scan Predict Fracture?

Can a DXA scan predict fracture? The need for researchers to modify what is currently done with DXA scans to increase accuracy.   As bone density declines, many other functions of the body suffer. Bone stores and manages the most vital mineral to, being calcium, and also generates our red and white blood cells. For the past 50 years DXA scan technology has … [Read more...]

Uniqueness of a Fosamax Fracture

Individuals who take bisphosphonate medications, such as Fosamax still have a risk of a fracture… A Fosamax fracture. Recently, the medical community has been discussing the uniqueness of bone fracture with individuals who take bisphosphonate medications for osteoporosis. These observations have brought some to the conclusion that the mechanisms of bisphosphonate … [Read more...]

Do DXA (DEXA) Scans Actually Predict Fractures?

Accuracy in the ability to predict fracture has recently been called to question, as DXA scans may not show the entire picture.   When testing for bone mass density, the most common of tests is a DXA scan. This scan entails a 20 min. process where two x-ray emissions are aimed into specific areas of the body to analyze the density or porosity of the bone mass. … [Read more...]