Each year more than 300,000 seniors are hospitalized for hip fractures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women experience 75 percent of these fractures and many of them have osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones so they are more likely to break.
Learn more about this serious injury at a free breakfast seminar titled “Don’t Let Your Hip Slip: A Discussion on the Prevention, Treatment and Outcomes of Hip Fractures” with Niki Carayannopoulos, D.O. on Wednesday, April 26, from 8-9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights.
Dr. Carayannopoulos is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma/acute injury and reconstructive surgery. She will provide an overview on ways to prevent hip fractures by taking steps to strengthen bones and prevent falls. She will also review the latest treatment options and expected outcomes.
The free breakfast and health talk are part of the Senior Advantage Program at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights and will be held in the basement-level cafeteria of the hospital located at 1917 Ashland Street. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 713-969-5376 by April 24.
St. Joseph’s Senior Advantage Program membership is free and open to all seniors age 55 and up. Join by calling 713-969-5376 or visit sjmctx.com/senioradvantage.