Dr Adrian Crisp, Consultant in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Diseases, now offers fast access to assessment, diagnosis and treatment for bone diseases at The Cambridge Metabolic Bone Clinic at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.
Dr Crisp established the Metabolic Bone Unit and the Bone Density Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the 1980s and has offered a first rate service in bone diseases to the patients of Cambridge, East Anglia and farther afield ever since.
About the Metabolic Bone Clinic
The Cambridge Metabolic Bone Clinic is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of patients with osteoporosis and other forms of metabolic bone diseases, including Paget’s disease of bone, vitamin D related disorders and less common bone disorders.
One in two women and one in five men over the age of 80 in the UK will fracture a bone, commonly hip, spine or wrist, mainly due to poor bone health. The aim at The Cambridge Metabolic Bone Clinic is to evaluate patients at an early stage to prevent the complications of osteoporosis, and treat patients at the earliest possible stage to prevent additional disease manifestations.
Diagnosis may include testing such as DEXA (bone density) scans, on which Dr Crisp reports results at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, and blood tests.
There are now many effective treatment options to prevent first or further fractures and potentially severe disabilities including:
- Weekly bisphosphonates by mouth (eg alendronate and risedronate)
- Annual intravenous infusions of zoledronate
- Subcutaneous injections of denosumab twice a year
- Most treatments are combined with calcium and vitamin D supplements to maximise effect
- Lifestyle advice including muscle strengthening programmes
When is the Cambridge Metabolic Bone Clinic open?
Dr Crisp holds two clinics weekly on Wednesday mornings, Friday mornings and Saturday mornings.
What should I do next if I want to come to the Cambridge Metabolic Bone Clinic?
- Insured Patients
Simply visit your GP and ask them to refer you to Dr Adrian Crisp. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then you can contact us on 01223 266 990 to arrange your first out-patient appointment. Please check with your insurer that the treatment will be covered under your policy.
- Self Pay Patients
For self-pay treatments, simply call us on 01223 266 929 to request a guide price or to discuss your personal situation. Dr Crisp accepts self-referrals without the need to visit your GP.
How to contact us
- For self-pay treatment enquiries please call 01223 266 929
- For all other enquiries please call the hospital on 01223 266 900
- To make an outpatient appointment please call 01223 266 990
- Alternatively complete our online enquiry form and we can call you