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Steroid Use and Osteoporosis

Published Online: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In this video, Kurt Openshaw, MD, of St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, California, discusses osteoporosis in patients who take daily steroid medication. In this case, he discusses a patient who developed the condition and experienced 3 vertebral compression fractures after taking steroid medication to treat sarcoidosis. Dr. Openshaw discusses the complications of the fractures and how they can interfere with normal daily activities.

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