Metabolic bone disorders are conditions that result in fractures or deformity of bones due to abnormal bone remodeling. The most common metabolic bone disease we see is osteoporosis. We also provide care for patients with parathyroid disease, Paget's disease, hypophosphatemic disorders, hypophosphatasia, osteogenesis imperfecta and other rare bone disorders.
Our program is unique in that our bone densitometry (Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry or DXA) program and reading of bone density are shared between endocrinology and radiology.
We partner closely with our colleagues in multiple departments:
So many times when a low trauma fracture occurs, the underlying osteoporosis gets lost in the shuffle. Our goal is to provide evaluation and treatment in a partnership with our patients to help them make informed choices about osteoporosis.
— Micol Rothman, Professor of Medicine
My interest in metabolic bone disease stems from the patients that we treat. A multi-disciplinary approach is necessary to optimize their overall bone health to keep them out of the hospital, allowing them to continue their usual activities.
— Corey Ho, Assistant Professor of Radiology
|Whitney Adair, PA||Micol Rothman, MD|
|Thomas Jensen, MD||Virginia Sarapura, MD|
|Sarah Mayson, MD||David Saxon, MD|
|Michael McDermott, MD||Christine Swanson, MD, MCR|
|Corey Ho, MD||Alexandra Leo, PA|
|Mary Jesse, MD|
The initiative to expand research in the Department of Orthopedics was driven by the vision of Dr. Bob D’Ambrosia and Dr. Evalina Burger and pivoted from the rich environment at the 4 CU campuses that include leading researchers in the bone and cartilage biology and skeletal tissue engineering fields. This was a main draw for six new faculty to join over the past 2 years, including Drs. Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Doug Adams, Vanessa Sherk, Sri Iyer, Larry Moreland and Mike Zuscik.
– Mike Zuscik, Mack Clayton Professor, Department of Orthopedics
Recent PubMed Publications
Sleep Restriction With Circadian Disruption Negatively Alter Bone Turnover Markers in Women
COVID-19, Medical Education, and Bone Health: Insights From Project ECHO
Early-onset Paget's disease of bone in a Mexican family caused by a novel tandem duplication (77dup27) in TNFRSF11A that encodes RANK
Rapid suppression of bone formation marker in response to sleep restriction and circadian disruption in men
Bone mineral density and estimated hip strength in men with anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia nervosa and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
Sex-specific effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on bone mineral density and body composition: A pooled analysis of four clinical trials
Lessons learned with Bone Health TeleECHO: making treatment decisions when guidelines conflict
Association between objective sleep duration and bone mineral density in older postmenopausal women from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF)
Dermal Calcium Loss Is Not the Primary Determinant of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion during Exercise
Maintenance of Serum Ionized Calcium During Exercise Attenuates Parathyroid Hormone and Bone Resorption Responses
The importance of the circadian system & sleep for bone health
Bone Turnover Markers After Sleep Restriction and Circadian Disruption: A Mechanism for Sleep-Related Bone Loss in Humans
Assessment and clinical management of bone disease in adults with eating disorders: a review