Organized by: Medical Education Unit & Research Cell, RCMC
Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery operated a seminar on “Don’t Bend to Osteoporosis” on 27th November 2019 at Medical Education Unit & Research Cell, 4th floor RCMC Academic Building. The seminar was conducted by Dr. Mriganko Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, RCMCH.
WHO IS AT HIGHEST RISK FOR SPINAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES?
Two groups of people are at highest risk for spinal compression fractures:
- People with the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis.
- People with cancer that has spread to their bones.
If you have been diagnosed with certain kinds of cancer — including multiple myeloma and lymphoma — your doctor may monitor you for compression fractures. However, sometimes a spinal fracture may be the first indication of cancer.
But if you have osteoporosis, you may not even know it.
Here are the leading risk factors for osteoporosis:
- Race: White and Asian women have the greatest risk.
- Age: The risk rises rapidly in women over 50 and increases with age.
- Weight: Thin women are at higher risk.
- Early Menopause: Women who went through menopause before age 50 have a higher risk.
- Smokers: People who smoke lose bone thickness faster than nonsmokers.
Statistically, among people over age 50, osteoporosis strikes:
- 20% of white and Asian women
- 10% of Hispanic women
- 5% of black women
- 5% of men
And among those who develop compression fractures, studies indicate they face a 23% increase in mortality.
Dr. Mriganko Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, RCMCH.
Organized at: Medical Education Unit & Research Cell, Academic Building of RCMC
Chief Guest: Prof. Dr. Afruza Bulbul Akhter, Principal of RCMC
Prof. Dr. M. M. A. Wadud Mostafa, Vice Principal of RCMC
& Professor Dr. Amaresh Chadra Shaha, Head of the department of Medicine
Panel of Experts:
Prof. Dr. Hamidul Haque Khandaker, Head of the department of Orthopedics & Trauma Surgery,
Professor Dr. Aziza begum, Head of the department of Obs. & Gynae
& Professor Dr. Md. Aminul Islam, Head of the department of Surgery
Voice of thanks: Prof. Dr. Syed Mamunur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Foreignsic Medicine & Student Welfare Convener
Chairperson: Prof. Md. Abdur Rahim, Head of the department of Bio-chemistry and MEU & RC Convener
Time & Date: 09:30 a.m. on 27th November 2019
Prof. Dr. Shamsuzzaman, Asso. Prof. Dr. Motiur Rahman, Asso. Prof. Dr. Md. Ghulam Yusuf, Assistant Prof. Dr. Shah Ahasanul Imran, Assistant Prof. Dr. Awlad Hossain, lecturer Dr. Mahmudul Hasan, Lecturer Dr. Fizan Akter along All Professors to lecturers and Registrars were present in this significant seminar.