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Know the Risk Factors
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Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? Here are the risk factors for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:

  • Female
  • Thin or small frame
  • Increased age
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Post-menopause, including early or surgically induced menopause
  • Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
  • Past history of eating disorders anorexia nervosa or bulimia
  • A lifelong diet low in calcium and vitamin D
  • Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some anticonvulsants
  • Low testosterone levels (in men)
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive use of alcohol and caffeine
  • Being Caucasian or Asian

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Total hip replacement: Doug Von Koenig "Living life in the fast lane"

When Doug Von Koenig's right hip began to hurt, and simple things such as walking short distances became difficult, he knew he needed to find a solution.

Hip replacement: Connie Harmacinski "A humbling experience"

When Connie's hip pain didn’t go away, she knew it was time to seek help from orthopedic surgeon, Nicholas Loafman, DO.

Total Shoulder Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your shoulder pain and what can be done about it.

Total Hip Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your hip pain and what can be done about it.

Total Knee Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your knee pain and what can be done about it.

Knee replacement: Steve Petlick "A home run experience"

When pain in his knees began to interfere with his ability to keep up on the field, he turned to orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, MD. Since undergoing double knee replacement surgery he's now back in the game pain free.

Knee Injury: Jonathan Paulus "Bouncing Back from an Injury"

While playing a game of basketball, 37-year-old Jonathan Paulus noticed discomfort in his knee. In the days that followed he could no longer straighten his knee and knew it was time to seek medical care.

Knee Replacement: Tom Norbey "Nothing to Be Scared Of"

Tom Norbey spent years in pain before he considered getting knee replacement surgery at Lakeland Medical Center.

Orthopedic Surgery: Caren Rossow "Begin with the End in Mind"

After years of wear and tear on her body, Caren Rossow was knee-deep in pain. Since undergoing a bi-lateral knee replacement Caren is back living life the fullest.

Orthopedic Surgery: John Hoffman “Four Surgeries in Four Years”

Over the course of four years he experienced limited function in both of his knees and shoulders.

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