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Important Message from Towson Orthopaedic Associates

Message From Towson Orthopaedic Associates

Main Number: (410) 337.7900

Towson Orthopaedic Associates is open for orthopaedic appointments in accordance with state guidelines.

While it is important to reassure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, our medical providers and staff, we also know it is vital to take care of your orthopaedic needs.  Our offices in Towson, at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center, BelAir and Rosedale are open, and each is continually sterilized and cleaned in keeping with CDC recommendations.

In preparation for your visit, we want to pass along our patient safety measures to ensure a smooth and efficient visit:

* Patients are required to wear a mask upon entering the building.

* Companions are only allowed when a patient is a minor, or if a patient needs medically-necessary assistance.

* All patients are asked to follow social distance safety markings including, sitting and or standing 6 feet from other patients.

For our patients who prefer a consultation in their home, we may also have telemedicine options.  Please call our offices at 410-337-7900 and we can discuss the right appointment for your orthopaedic needs.

AFTER HOURS IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

(Last updated 5/22/20)

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Osteoporosis Center

What is Osteoporosis?

  • older couple walking together past autumn trees with his mountain bike along side of himOsteoporosis is a condition where the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or simply from a sneeze or bumping into furniture.
  • Osteoporosis can cause you to lose height, develop a stooped position and have back pain.
  • Bone loss happens gradually, usually going unnoticed until a fracture occurs.
  • The most common breaks happen in the spine, hip and wrist.

We Offer the Following Osteoporosis Treatment Services

  • Evaluation and Management
  • Diagnostic Testing Scheduling
  • (BMD, Labs)
  • Education
  • Nutritional Guidance and Support
  • PT/OT Services

Our Directors:

  • Kathy Mulford, MS, CRNP, ONP-C
  • Ira L. Fedder, PharmD, MD

For Appointments Contact
Keyona Simpson – Administrative Assistant
Center of Osteoporosis, Towson Orthopaedic Associates
(410) 337-8888 * KSimpson@towsonortho.com

NOTE: Please see PATIENT FORMS for the Bone Health Questionnaire.

Osteoporosis: Why it Matters

  • Osteoporosis is common
  • Osteoporosis is serious
  • Osteoporosis is costly
  • Osteoporosis can sneak up on you

Steps for Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be diagnosed using a combination of medical history and physical testing. This examination may include:

  • A medical history evaluation to understand your risks.
  • A physical examination to measure your height and check your spine.
  • Bone densitometry to measure your bone density.

Treating Osteoporosis

It is important to keep bones healthy and strong at all ages. Since bone loss is irreversible, osteoporosis treatment focuses on preventing the condition from worsening. Here are some ways you can reduce your risk of fracture:

  • Adequate Calcium and Vitamin D intake
  • Exercise
  • Stop smoking
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Osteoporosis Medications

Factors to be considered when determining osteoporosis treatment options include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • The severity of bone loss
  • Other existing health problems
  • Personal preference

If you would like to learn more, please call Kathy Mulford, CRNP at 410-337-8888 to schedule an evaluation.

From Kathy Mulford, M.S., CRNP, ONP-C. and Ira L. Fedder, PharmD, MD

“Over the last 15-20 years we have experienced the profound impact osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures have on our patients and their families. Osteoporosis affects nearly 10 million individuals in the United States alone thereby adding millions of dollars to the cost of health care.

At Towson Orthopaedic Associates we have seen many patients at risk or affected by osteoporosis and now plan to participate in the prevention as well as the subsequent treatment of the fractures. Many times these patients and their families have little knowledge about this disease as well as effective methods to both treat and prevent osteoporosis.

Dr. Fedder and I have taken the initiative to develop the Center for Osteoporosis at Towson Orthopaedic Associates. It is one of our goals to provide patients and their families with knowledge regarding osteoporosis, including prevention and treatment. We are creating this center to include evaluation and management, appropriate diagnostic testing, education, physical therapy, and nutritional guidance.

We have developed a team of health care professionals with expertise in orthopedics, physical therapy, nutrition, endocrinology, rheumatology and radiology to provide guidance and support for the patient with osteopenia/osteoporosis.

We are now accepting patient referrals for the evaluation and management of individuals at risk for osteopenia/osteoporosis or currently diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis in need of or desiring continued management.

We look forward to working with you and your patients.”

Sincerely,

Kathy Mulford, M.S., CRNP, ONP-C.
Ira L. Fedder, PharmD, M.D.
Directors of the Center for Osteoporosis
Towson Orthopaedic Associates

If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.

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