CEO Gail Morgan talks about importance of early intervention
Yesterday CEO Gail Morgan spoke to Starts at 60 about the importance of testing patients, who break a bone from a minor bump or fall, for osteoporosis.
“When people break a bone, they usually go to a hospital emergency department, which will focus on fixing the break. Some hospitals have dedicated fracture-liaison nurses to manage the patient through a process, but in most cases the patient is simply advised to see their GP who may not recognise the risk for osteoporosis,” said Gail.
Early diagnosis is important in order to reduce the risk of future broken bones.