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Osteoporosis Update

Date: 23.02.2020

Apollo Hospital, Visakhapatnam Under The Aegis with Association of Physicians of India Visakhapatnam Has Hosted A CME On Best Practices In Osteoporosis Update 2020, On Sunday!

The CME was attended by over 120 delegates comprising of physicians, General Practitioner Radiologist, Endocrinologist, Orthopedician from Visakhapatnam. Delegates deliberated extensively on the latest developments and best practices in the field including Risk factors, management and Prevention of Osteoporosis in Men and Women, and advanced practice providers to help diagnose and treat osteoporosis. 

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration leading to increased bone fragility and fracture. It is a major global public health problem associated with significant morbidity, mortality and socioeconomic burden, affecting 200 million people worldwide.

Around 50 million people were affected by osteoporosis /osteopenia in India. Prevalence was 24% in men and 42% in women above 50 years of age.

Osteoporosis is usually considered a silent disease until a fracture occurs, where Bone Mineral Density (BMD) can be quantified using Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) which is a standard diagnostic technique for diagnosing Osteoporosis.

Risk factors for osteoporosis are prior fragility fracture, tobacco smoking, long term glucocorticoid usage; however fracture risk is strongly affected by ethnicity and gender.

Early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis using widespread screening techniques is used to prevent debilitating fractures and its associated morbidity.”

Dr. Sami, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, said the Apollo Hospitals is dedicated to providing best clinical outcomes in the field of Orthopedic, Endocrinology, Radiology With a team of the best Orthopedicians providing excellent treatment at Apollo Hospitals, you can be rest assured of complete recovery from your bone and joint problems. 

The faculty comprises of eminent specialists with extensive knowledge of handling high-risk cases and includes Dr. BVRN Varma, Consultant OrthopedicianApollo Hospitals, Dr. Abdul D Khan, Consultant Orthopedician, Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Ramya Varada, Consultant Endocrinologist, Dr. Anitha Mythili, Professor in Endocrinology, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatanam, Dr. CH. Mounika, Consultant Endocrinologist, GIMSR, Visakhapatanam, Dr. Anitha Kolukula, Consultant Internal Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, Dr. Ravi Kumar Varma K, Sr. Consultant Radiologist Apollo Hospitals, Dr Deepti Florence, Consultant Endocrinologist, NRI Hospitals, Visakhapatanam, Dr. Naveen Palla, Consultant Orthopedician, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam and many others.