December 21, 2017

Older Americans facing ‘bone health emergency’ - Sebastian providers featured in Vero News

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but osteoporosis can kill you.

Just ask certified physician assistant Julie Klucar and advanced registered nurse practitioner Kristy Losapio at the Coastal Fracture Prevention Center in Sebastian.

Right off the bat Losapio points out “75 percent of hip fractures occur in women,” but then adds, “men are at a higher risk of death following the hip fracture – 25 percent of men die in the first six months following a hip fracture.”

Klucar and Losapio are backed up in their claims by the American Orthopedic Association which bluntly states that “almost one quarter of seniors [men and women] who suffer a hip fracture will die within one year.”