Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis 

Bone loss – “osteoporosis” is the technical term – is a metabolic disease in which the bones become porous and more fragile. Get an overview of the clinical symptoms, prevention and therapy options.

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Osteoporosis is a common disease

Osteoporosis is one of the most common ailments afflicting the general population. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), bone loss is one of the most serious diseases of our time: in Germany, one out of every four women and a total of 6.3 million people over the age of 50 are affected. In Germany, around 885,000 people are diagnosed with osteoporosis each year.1

Osteoporosis: prevention, symptoms and therapy

Osteoporosis: prevention, symptoms and therapy

Osteoporosis causes the bones to become porous. That means they become more fragile and break more easily. Learn more about the clinical symptoms: How can you prevent osteoporosis? What signs and symptoms indicate osteoporosis and what therapy options are available.

Info about the clinical symptoms of osteoporosis
Sequelae of osteoporosis: reduced bone density can lead to vertebral fractures

Sequelae of osteoporosis: reduced bone density can lead to vertebral fractures

Learn why bones become prone to fractures in osteoporosis. Even a small amount of force is often sufficient to cause bone fractures. They mostly occur in the back: along the spine.Learn about the details.

Everything you need to know about vertebral fractures
Dowager’s hump in osteoporosis: Why does the back deform?

Dowager’s hump in osteoporosis: Why does the back deform?

Osteoporosis can lead to vertebral fractures. Left untreated, this can lead to a hunchback development of the back and to a loss of height. What causes dowager’s hump? What can you do to alleviate the chronic pain? Read more about it.

More about dowager’s hump
Osteoporosis therapy with Spinomed back orthoses

Osteoporosis therapy with Spinomed back orthoses

Spinomed spine-straightening back orthoses as part of guideline-compliant osteoporosis therapy can counteract dowager’s hump and the resulting
 impairments. Studies have shown that Spinomed back orthoses have positive effects: among other things, Spinomed corrects the body’s centre of gravity (which has changed due to poor posture), thus reducing the tendency to sway and the risk of falling. Patients can also breathe more freely again and experience less pain.2, 3

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Osteoporosis: guidelines, studies and information for doctors

Medical and scientific information about osteoporosis.

Medical information

Quellen

1 Epidemiologie der Osteoporose: Bone Evaluation Study, Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2013,4, 52 ff. 

2 Pfeifer M et al. Die Wirkungen einer neu entwickelten Rückenorthese auf Körperhaltung, Rumpfmuskelkraft und Lebensqualität bei Frauen mit postmenopausaler Osteoporose. Eine randomisierte Studie. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83(3):177-186. 

3 Pfeifer M et al. Die Wirkungen von zwei neu entwickelten Rückenorthesen auf Rumpfmuskelkraft, Körperhaltung und Lebensqualität bei Frauen mit postmenopausaler Osteoporose. Eine randomisierte Studie. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2011;90(5):805-815.