They often order a bone scan just to have a baseline to check osteoporosis later in life. If it is a more in-depth scan, it might be because of blood work taken? Usually if it is something serious, they would inform you, so my guess is it is probably something more routine?
Quads don't get the activity that others do - which means they don't have the weight bearing on the bones to build them up. My guess is they are concerned about bone loss (probably from his yearly scan) and are worried he might be facing easily broken bones? A hip (or any other bone) fracture is easy at his age and condition, and maybe they are concerned about possible clots and things? Just a guess, I'm sure the nurses on here could answer better... Perhaps you could just ask?
Post by Kim Possible on Oct 19, 2008 20:50:12 GMT -5
Quadriplegics are statistically likely to develop osteoporsis. my guess would be from lack of use of the bones. And at age 65, all women should be screened. Since Scotty is not a woman, but a male at risk, the docs are just taking the appropriate precautions.