Own the Bone promotes a proactive approach to fragility fractures. It equates to more than all of the documented cases for heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined. With more than 2 million taking place each year in the United States, fragility fractures continue to affect older adults at an alarming rate.

That's why Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is one of the first health care facilities in North Texas to support the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone program.

It's a national web-based program, offered to patients 50 and older, that collects and analyzes pertinent information in an attempt to reduce the incidence of future fragility fractures. The program includes:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Medicinal information
  • Bone density testing

With close to one-half of all women and up to one quarter of all men suffering from fragility fractures at some point in life, these types of fractures signify the first sign of poor bone health. To learn more about the program, call 817-960-6330 or visit orthopedicmedicinespecialists.com.

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