Metabolic Bone Disorders
The Metabolic Bone Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to the comprehensive care of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.
In one convenient location, the program offers a three-point focus of education, diagnosis and treatment to support patients in the best possible management of their condition.
Patients treated by the Metabolic Bone Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai are given a comprehensive evaluation that includes consultations with an orthopedist, an endocrinologist (as necessary), a nutritionist and a physical therapist.
Sophisticated imaging techniques such as dual X-ray absorpitometry or quantitative computed tomography (CT) scans scans are used to evaluate and diagnose osteoporosis.
Specialists provide individuals with osteoporosis a variety of services including:
- Drug therapy to prevent or treat osteoporosis. This includes providing options for people who are unable to handle oral medications
- Fracture care by highly qualified orthopedic surgeons
Ongoing research strives to improve the management of this increasingly prevalent problem.
The Metabolic Bone Disorder Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center also brings a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of:
- Lipid storage disorders
- Paget's disease
- Renal osteodystrophy
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Orthopedics, Diabetes and Endocrinology.