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I was told last week about the mother of an acquaintance in Chicago.  His mother has had Vertebral Fractures again and again and again.  After each fracture she has been told that nothing can be done to prevent another vertebral fracture.  She is turning into a pretzel as her spine crumbles.

After 2 vertebral fractures, she is odds on favorite to fracture another vertebra within the year.  She is also unlikely to respond well to an antiresorptive such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Reclast, Prolia or their generics because of her severe osteoporosis.  Game over?  Not at all.

Multiple vertebral fractures make her an ideal candidate for an anabolic medication.  Forteo (2002), Tymlos (2017), and Evenity (2019) all can salvage her bone health and increase her bone matrix by 20% or more.  I recommended she see someone up to date in the options available.  There are several in Chicago.  And several here in Iowa.

She needs a Complete Bone Health Evaluation and anabolic treatment.  Of course that includes enough absorbable calcium, enough Vitamin D3, and other nutrition.  Anabolic medications specifically require enough protein to work because they build new bone matrix, which is collagen, which is protein.

You don’t have to fracture again and again.  We can help.

Jay Ginther, MD

If you fracture, your risk of a second fracture within a year is 3 to 5 times as great!  If that first or second fracture is a hip, you have a 25% chance of dying and a 25% chance of spending the rest of your life in a nursing home.  Scary.

Sometimes nutrition and lifestyle changes are enough.  Often medications are needed to effect real improvement.  The anabolic medications Teriparatide (Forteo), Abaloparatide (Tymlos), and Romosozumab (Evenity) not only prevent further fractures by increasing bone mass, but also speed healing.  The antiresorptive medications decrease fracture risk by preventing bone loss.

The NOF video at https://vimeo.com/267839997 discusses the likelihood of benefit in relation to the very small risk of harm from antiresorptive medications.

Understand the relative risks of taking a medication compared to the relative risks involved in not taking a medication.

Jay Ginther, MD

Iowa Bone Club 2020 Postponed

March 13, 2020 @ 9:43 am
posted by Dr Ginther

We are cancelling Iowa Bone Club for 24 April

We plan to reschedule for September, assuming that COVID-19 will have receded by then

Jay Ginther, MD

Iowa Bone Club 2020 – Friday 24 April

March 2, 2020 @ 1:09 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Iowa Bone Club 2020 will meet at Allen College in Waterloo, IA on Friday 24 April.  This is the only meeting in Iowa each year which is dedicated solely to optimizing Bone Health.  We prefer to prevent unnecessary fractures.

We aim primarily at teaching healthcare professionals of all types about the latest advances in caring for bone health.  NPs, PAs, DNPs, RNs, LPNs, CMAs, Meds, DOs are all included.  Often the lecturers learn as much as the students.  CME and CEU credits will be available.

This year’s meeting will include a presentation about using anabolic medications to grow bones first, then preserve the gains.  We will discuss how optimizing bone quality before total joint replacement or spinal fusion results in faster healing and better results.  We will learn how to minimize the ill effects of common diseases like diabetes on bone health.

As always, we will have a roundtable for staff dealing with insurance companies about medication pre-authorizations.  Also our roundtable among providers sharing thoughts about difficult cases.

Full details will follow

Jay Ginther, MD