Measuring bone health

Osteoporosis often goes undiagnosed until patients have had their first fracture and once this occurs, there is about a 50 per cent chance they will have another fracture. There are now scans that can give your specialist a clear picture of the health of your bones. “Technology has enabled us to come a long way in diagnosing and assessing bone health,” says … Continue reading Measuring bone health

Helping people stay on their feet

Researchers have embarked on a new study to discover whether patients are falling at home after surgery and how to further improve their care after they leave hospital. The study, a collaboration between St John of God Murdoch Hospital and the University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Physiotherapy among others, aims to provide valuable information about the incidence of falls and quality … Continue reading Helping people stay on their feet