Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan has been listed as a Top Osteoporosis Center by US News and World Report for their involvement in the Own the Bone® program, which they became involved with in 2008. Developed by the American Orthopaedic Association, the Own the Bone® program was developed as a quality improvement program to address the osteoporosis treatment gap and to prevent secondary fragility fractures.
The Own the Bone® program provides a simple, easy-to-use tool to enable hospitals, medical centers, and practices to:
- Identify, evaluate, and treat fragility fracture patients over the age of 50 who are at risk of osteoporosis.
- Coordinate patient care among different specialties and physicians for each patient.
Own the Bone® is aimed at better identifying, evaluating and treating patients who suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (a broken bone that results from a fall from standing height or less). The program brings focus to the severe health implications of fragility fractures and the multi-faceted approach hospitals and orthopaedists can take to assure patients receive consistent, complete, and comprehensive care.
The program consists of a national registry that allows OAM to qualitatively evaluate how our patients compare to others in the US, showing how OAM patients are positively affected by the Own the Bone® program.
“OAM has done even more now that they touch all patients who come to the office with consistent care,” said Clifford Jones, MD, OAM Bone Heath Clinic. “It’s an honor to be listed as one of the top programs in the US concerning bone health, especially when you compare that to which nationally known programs are listed in the registry.”
For additional information about Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan and our involvement in the Own the Bone® program, please contact our Bone Health Clinic at (616) 459-7101.