Monday, September 12, 2011

How to Live with Spinal Cord Injury and Osteoporosis

A free webcast and live chat presented by the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center.
Monday, September 26, 2011
6:30-8:00 PM Eastern Time
6:15 PM Check-in
Many individuals with SCI have a change in their bone mass in the first year following SCI, and that risk increases over time. Research has shown that management of bone health should begin early following SCI because individuals with SCI are at a higher risk for fractures due to this decline in bone density.  Andrei Krassioukov MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia and Co-Director and Scientist with ICORD, will discuss the physiology and architecture of bone and the changes that take place in bone mass following SCI. He will also present the common methods for evaluation of osteoporosis following SCI and discuss the difficulties individuals with SCI face in managing osteoporosis.

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