What are Metabolic Bone Diseases?
The bones in our bodies are living tissue, so bone metabolism is affected by nutrition, exercise, medical illness and medications, as well as hormones including parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, estrogen, and testosterone.
Abnormalities in bone metabolism can result in bone disorders and imbalance of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.
UR Medicine's Treatments for Metabolic Bone Diseases
Depending on your condition, you might be seen by experts in Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, or both.
The Metabolic Bone Disease program within the UR Medicine Endocrinology Clinic focuses on the evaluation and care of patients with conditions that affect bone and mineral metabolism. Some conditions that we treat include:
- Paget's disease of the bone
- Genetic conditions such as XLH and osteogenesis imperfecta
Team members work closely with other expert teams at UR Medicine, including pediatric endocrinology, orthopaedics, nephrology, rheumatology, dentistry, endocrine surgery, and medical genetics to provide comprehensive care.
Treatments include oral agents, injections, and infusions. We also work with patients to create an individual diet, lifestyle, and treatment plan to improve bone health.
What Sets Us Apart?
We provide care to tens of thousands of patients every year, with subspecialty clinics that use a multidisciplinary approach to treat all aspects of endocrinology.
Our nationally recognized providers are also recognized leaders in research, so they’re writing the endocrine literature and textbooks. So we're able to offer the latest, most advanced treatments to our patients.
Because of our expertise, we also serve as a major referral center for the entire western New York region.
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