Bone Health Center

Bones are a vital part of our bodies, protecting organs, supporting muscles, and creating calcium. That’s why it is important to keep them strong and healthy. When our bones begin to break down, whether from osteoporosis or injury, seeking the right medical team can make a big impact on bone health.
 
The Bone Health Center, a division of the Orthopedic & Spine Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides care in partnership with the Institute’s Musculoskeletal Trauma Center. Our joint focus is on comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic bone health conditions.

Our bone health specialists provide screenings and design specialized treatment plans that cater to your bone health needs. Our onsite physical therapy team offers balance training, fall prevention, core strengthening, and home health safety and education programs. And with state of the art technology, including an onsite DEXA scanner, we can provide you with a quick assessment of bone density in order to direct appropriate and immediate treatment options. 

Patients requiring complex care are guided by a multidisciplinary approach that includes nutrition, endocrinology, nephrology, and hematology. Patients requiring bone health infusions are able to access the Infusion Center conveniently located on our shared campus at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

If you are concerned about your bone health, make an appointment by calling the Center at (602) 521-3250.

About the Center

At the Bone Health Center, our experts work with you to identify your risk factors for bone conditions and develop a plan to preserve your bone mass. There are many different reasons people lose bone density and understanding them can help guide your treatment. The center also treats bone fractures that are not healing properly along with other bone conditions.

Our bone specialists provide specialized treatment for:

  • Atypical fractures
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Fragility fracture
  • Low bone density
  • Non-union healing problems
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-menopausal bone conditions
  • Vertebral compression fractures of the spine
  • Vitamin D deficiency

If you are concerned about your bone health, make an appointment by calling the Center at (602) 521-3250.

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

Clifford Jones, MD - Center Director

Patient Education

Our providers are dedicated specifically to bone health and provide one-to-one patient education regarding your conditions, supplements, medications and available treatment options. 

Our team is committed to providing you the best education to overcome the injuries and conditions that interfere with your quality of life.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Program

Orthopedic residency program

Health and Prevention

Osteoporosis is the most common reason for bone loss as our bodies age. You can minimize bone mass loss by eating a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake. 

At a certain age, your physician may recommend a bone scan to assess your bone density. This information can help guide your physician in determining if further treatment or precautions are necessary to protect your bones.