Do fracture statistics really paint the full picture?
If bones do break, how do you fix them?
If you suspect a fracture, what should you do?
If you want to learn those three things and so much more, you’re going to want to stick around to the end of this episode.
0:00 – Episode start
3:25 – How did you become interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon?
4:30 – What exactly is an orthopedic surgeon and why might someone be coming to see you?
5:49 – Do all orthopedic surgeons specialize in osteoporosis?
6:38 – Let’s talk about fractures a little bit more… What are the different types of fractures, what’s most concerning to you, which fractures as associated with osteoporosis?
9:05 – What can the location and volume of fractures tell you about someone’s bone quality?
11:47 – How are you able to assess a patient’s bone quality? What tools do you use (TBS/REMS)? Or can you tell by how a bone feels when you’re operating on it?
16:17 – When you’re operating on someone that has unhealthy bones, what are your challenges and concerns?
19:37 – Before and after surgery, what questions should the patient be asking their orthopedic surgeon?
23:21 – If you suspect a fracture, what should you do?
29:29 – You see statistics about how many people will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime…do the statistics really paint the picture accurately?
32:15 – How people can find your work?
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About Dr. Doug Lucas:
Dr. Doug Lucas is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He completed his medical degree at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at University of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio. After completing his training at Stanford University he began practice in Durango, Colorado. After 3 years in the intermountain west, he and his family moved to Asheville, NC where he continues to practice orthopedics in the Mission Health system. Dr. Doug has treated osteoporotic fractures during his career and was fortunate to work at a facility with a well developed bone health practice. He now spends part of his professional time in the field of optimization with his own practice Optimal Human Health where he and his team optimize patient’s health through precision and functional medicine approaches. He assists his patients in management of bone health and osteoporosis through medical management and hormone optimization.
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