A bone density scan is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone.
You can find out whether you have osteoporosis or if you should be concerned about your bones by getting a bone density scan. This test uses a machine to measure your bone density. It estimates the amount of bone in your hip, spine and sometimes other bones. Your test result will help your healthcare provider make recommendations to help you protect your bones.
Are you a postmenopausal woman or man age 50 and older? Have you recently broken a bone? If you answered “yes” to both questions, reach out to us to discuss getting a bone density test if you’ve never had one.
Your bone health is important to us at LeConte Orthopedics. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a full bone density scan AND results that will be explained to you. The scan is non-invasive and pain-free.
To schedule your bone density scan, call our office at 865.366.4908 today.