Osteoporosis

The Osteoporosis Service at ROC is delivered personally by Professor David Reid, a Consultant rheumatologist with over 30 years experience of diagnosing and treating osteoporosis. He has been involved in the development and implementation of national and international guidelines on assessing and managing the disease primarily via his continuing work with the National Osteoporosis Society including a 4-year period as Chair of the Board of Management.

What is osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that is associated with an increase risk of fractures especially those occurring at the wrist, shoulder, hip and spine (back).

1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture related to osteoporosis. Most fractures occur after a fall but those in the spine can occur without injury and amazingly sometimes without pain patients being alerted to them by loss of height or an increasing stoop as well as pain or aching.

Osteoporosis awareness and its association with fractures has increased rapidly in the last 3 decades but so also have methods of detecting risk of the condition.

Who will benefit from a full osteoporosis risk assessment?

The following are risk factors for Osteoporosis and highlight the need for a full risk assessment:

ROC Private Clinic offers a full Osteoporosis Assessment as well as DEXA only assessments. Whether you have concerns you may have Osteoporosis, you suffered a recent fracture, you undertook a scan elsewhere or simply just wish to have a DEXA scan, ROC Private Clinic will be able to help.

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Meet our experts

David M Reid

  • Qualifications: MBChB. | MD. | FRCP (Edin). | FRCP (Lon)
  • Location(s): London and Aberdeen
  • Clinical Interest(s): One Stop Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Service|DEXA interpretation |Post fracture risk assessment |Glucocorticoid Osteoporosis |Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis |Lifestyle Management |Drug treatment and follow up.
  • BIO:

    Professor David Reid is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was previous Head of the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University. He is a consultant rheumatologist and has been involved in providing specialist osteoporosis services with a particular emphasis on bone densitometry for 30 years. He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK National Osteoporosis Society from 2008-2012 and has previously chaired their Research Grants Committee and Medical Board.

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