Bone Health Liaison Clinic

The Bone Health Liaison Clinic is the first of its kind in Alberta.

Our goal is to identify patients with low bone density (osteopenia or osteoporosis) as well as risk factors for falling (poor balance, muscle weakness or imbalance) and provide advice on preventing a further fracture.  

We are currently selecting high risk patients from our own cast clinic - these are patients above the age of 50 with a fracture that happened from falling from their own height.  

We are a multidisciplinary clinic - we at Central Alberta Orthopedics are happy to collaborate with our Bone and Joint Health Coordinator from the Red Deer Regional Hospital, our Fracture Liaison physicians as well as our exercise therapist.  Patients having in-person assessments receive a personalized teaching session, a comprehensive assessment of their bone health with recommendations on supplements and medications as well as a strength and balance assessment with recommendations on exercise programs.

Although this clinic is geared towards in-house referrals, we can accept high-risk patients on a case-by-case basis.  If you are a practitioner and would like to send us a patient, please contact Shauna Silver at 403.309.2001 ext 3161 or via secure email at ssilver(at)caortho.ca.

If you would like information on your bone health:

  • If you have had a fracture and are a patient at Central Alberta Orthopedics, ask your surgeon at your next appointment.  
  • If you have had a fracture and are not being treated at Central Alberta Orthopedics, speak with your treating physician.  They will go over your risk profile with you - or may refer you to our clinic.
  • Make an appointment to discuss your bone health with your family doctor.
  • Visit the Osteoporosis Canada website for information a wide range of topics related to bone health - from quitting smoking to exercises programs and nutritional tips.
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