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New service for people at risk of falls

19 Oct 2018

 

People at risk of falls and minimal trauma fractures, as well as those recently diagnosed with osteoporosis, now have access to a new service at Nepean Hospital.

The new Osteoporosis Re-Fracture Prevention Service (ORP) works closely with the existing Falls and Fracture Clinic to identify risk factors and provide treatment options for patients experiencing poor balance or who have had a fall.

Patients of the ORP and Falls and Fracture Clinic have access to a multidisciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists, dietitians and occupational therapists who work collaboratively towards improving their health outcomes.

If you or someone you know is at risk of falls, fractures or osteoporosis, talk to your GP about a referral to the ORP or Falls and Fracture Clinic.

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile so that they break easily. It can be life-threatening and is a major cause of pain and long-term disability. Saturday the 20th of October is World Osteoporosis Day which aims to encourage people to recognise the signs of osteoporosis and to seek preventative treatment where necessary.

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