Have You Broken A Wrist? Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

November 5, 2014 9:06 PM

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Have You Broken A Wrist? Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

When a man shows up in her office with a broken wrist, Dr. Tamara Rozental will often suggest that he get his bone density checked for osteoporosis. She often gets a blank stare back.

"I may order the bone density scan and tell them they should get it, but many of my patients don't do it," Rozental, an orthopedic surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says.

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