Women's Bone Health

Welcome to the Fracture Liaison Service at MUSC Health

Most of us know someone who has suffered from a fracture due to osteoporosis or poor bone quality. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, frequently discovered with a hip, wrist, spine or other skeletal site fracture, after a low energy trauma. Don’t wait until you suffer a fracture to take control of your bone health. There are things you can do to improve your bone health and to reduce your risk of painful injury.

If you are older than 50 and have had a fracture, or if your physician feels you will benefit from a bone health evaluation, our Fracture Liaison Service is here to help. We will continually strive to assist you in reaching and maintaining bone health to prevent future fractures.

Initial Visit

Whether you’ve already suffered a fracture or want to proactively evaluate your bone health, we will review your medical history, the history of your recent fracture (if any), evaluate your risks for fractures and discuss treatment options.

Questions Your Provider May Ask

  • Have you had a bone density test before? If so, please let us know when it was done and bring a copy for our records.
  • Have you ever been told you have bone loss, osteoporosis or osteopenia?
  • Did you take calcium or vitamin D supplements?
  • Have you had any other broken bones after age 50?
  • Is there a family history of osteoporosis?

Follow-up Visits

You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit one to three months after your initial visit. At that time, your provider will help evaluate your treatment and continue the planning process of care.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 843-876-0111