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Her vitals: weight 138 lbs., blood pressure 115/86, temperature 98ºF. The patient appears to be in a good mood and is aware of her surroundings. The patient has a profound stooped posture, and her gait is slightly off center. Her RRR is WNL. The auscultation of her lungs is normal. She shows no shortness of breath.
As part of her workup, a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan is needed. Her last DXA was ordered more than two years ago by her PCP. A bone density study of her axial skeleton is performed, including a vertebral fracture assessment. She is scheduled for a follow-up visit in four weeks.
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