Femoral Neck Bone and Osteoporosis

Friday, October 14, 2011 7:39
Posted in category Alternative Medicine

Q.My mum has osteoporosis, and her doctor said her femoral neck bone was out of its proper zone. Is this cause for concern? If so, what should be done? She lives in Scotland, and I do not think they are doing everything they should for my mum.

Jay

A.The femoral neck bone is an area of the hip that often shows significant loss of bone in someone who develops osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disorder of bone metabolism characterized by decrease in density, and therefore amount, of the bone.

The bone that does remain is of normal composition. It’s normal for bone loss to occur with aging. However, if a person’s bone density falls below a level we call the fracture threshold, he or she becomes susceptible to fractures.

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