July 27, 2012

health families

Health Tip: OSI rule

Discuss increased risks with your doctor. You may be at greater risk for fractures if you are older than 65, have broken a bone after age 50, have relatives with a broken bone, have certain medical conditions (for example, hyperthyroidism or arthritis) and have take certain prescription medications (for example, thyroid medicine or oral glucocorticoids).

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General.

Total Joint Classes

We recommend our patients who will be undergoing total joint replacements take the Total Joint Classes offered at the hospital where your surgery will be performed.

St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs

If you will be having a total joint replacement at St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs, please sign up to attend their Total Joint Class by calling 816-655-5354.

To download a brochure on the St. Mary's Joint Replacement Center, please click here -pdf icon.

North Kansas City Hospital

If you will be having a total joint replacement at North Kansas City Hospital, please call 816-691-1688 to register or click here to sign up for their Total Joint Classes.

North Kansas City Hospital has downloadbable brochures on Total Hip Replacement Surgery (pdf icon) or Total Knee Replacement Surgery (pdf icon).