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Osteoporosis specialists at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital provide expertise and innovative care to patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Greater Louisville to establish a program dedicated to preventing and treating osteoporosis. Because it’s part of Norton Orthopedic Institute, the Louisville area’s leading orthopedic care program, our osteoporosis patients have access to innovative care from specialist physicians.

We established the Bone Health Program to reduce the risk of falls and fractures caused by fragile bones. We want to end second fractures. Working with Own the Bone, we offer preventive services and treatment plans for patients at risk of bone health issues or dealing with them.

The DEXA Scan is Part of Fracture Prevention

We use a state-of-the-art bone densitometry DEXA scanner, also known as a DXA. Our technologists are specially trained to scan for bone density.

The DEXA scan is an enhanced form of X-ray that measures bone density. It’s quick, painless and noninvasive.

Our osteoporosis specialists work with other physicians and a team of health care providers, including a physical therapist, dietitian and nurse practitioner, to treat your osteoporosis. We provide information and support to help make lifestyle changes that help bone health.

Osteoporosis patients have access to a nurse navigator who knows how to get things done in the health care world. The nurse navigator can provide one-on-one support and assistance with bone health resources and referrals to specialists.

Those who experience a fracture caused by osteoporosis need the specialized care the experienced team at Norton Orthopedic Institute can provide.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • Minimally invasive procedures can have you home quickly with less pain and faster recovery.
  • Sophisticated pain management aims to keep you comfortable and safe.
  • We have a deep commitment to getting you moving again and managing your pain so you can keep up with your physical therapy.
  • With 30 orthopedic locations in Louisville, Southern Indiana and surrounding communities, we have specialists near you.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more, anytime, from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

Why Choose Norton Orthopedic Institute

More patients choose Norton Orthopedic Institute for hip or knee replacements and other orthopedic procedures than any other health care provider in Louisville or Southern Indiana.

  • More than 50 providers, including board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, offer care at 30 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • Same-day appointments often are available.
  • Norton Healthcare is the first health system in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV.
  • Our hip replacement specialists are pioneers in minimally invasive surgeries focused on minimizing pain and recovery time.
  • Robot-assisted surgical techniques improve precision for a more natural-feeling knee replacement to get you moving again.
  • Educational programs help patients prepare for joint replacement surgery and recovery.
  • Your free MyNortonChart account allows you to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more from a mobile device or computer.

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