Osteoporosis is subject of CMMC program


LEWISTON — “Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment” is the subject of a special presentation set for Thursday, Nov. 6, at Central Maine Medical Center.

Orthopaedic surgeon Lauren Adey, MD, of Central Maine Orthopaedics and the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine, will discuss how to take charge of bone health by preventing and treating osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis can lead to bone fractures. Fractures, particularly in the spine or hip, are the most serious complication of osteoporosis. Hip fractures often result from a fall and can result in disability and even death from postoperative complications, especially in older adults.

Adey is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who practices with Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO) in Auburn. Her practice focus is surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow.

Before joining CMO, Adey completed the nationally recognized Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Surgery Fellowship and the Harvard University Orthopaedic Residency Program, both in Boston. She also completed a six-month sports medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital/Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Adey graduated cum laude from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the New England Hand Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment” will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Chairmen’s Rooms on the lower level of the 12 High Street medical office building.

Bone density screenings will be offered at no charge prior to the presentation from 4 to 6 p.m. Bone healthy snacks and beverages will be provided.

There is no cost for attending the presentation, being sponsored by the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine, a partnership of Central Maine Medical Center and Central Maine Orthopaedics.

To register or for more information, call 783-1328. Registrations can also be made via email at [email protected]