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:
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.