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About osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) is a common condition affecting 50 percent of women and 20 percent of men over the age of 55. In Oxfordshire alone there are over 22,000 women with osteoporosis, with around 500 broken hips or hip fractures each year.

Our team consists of a consultant led Metabolic Bone Service, as well as a nurse-led secondary Fracture Prevention Service (FPS).

The FPS team aims to assess all patients in Oxfordshire over the age of 50, who have broken or fractured a bone and offer them a bespoke bone health and falls prevention management plan to lower the risk of further broken bones or fractures.

The team is based in the Oxford Centre for Enablement on the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre site and works in the John Radcliffe Hospital, NOC and Horton General Hospital, as well as in community clinics in Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester and Witney.