Osteoporosis and fragility fractures have been identified as
major public health problems by the US Surgeon General.
Approximately 80% of fragility fracture patients do not
currently receive appropriate osteoporosis care1.
The American Orthopaedic Association developed Own the Bone as a
quality improvement program to address the osteoporosis treatment
gap and prevent subsequent fragility fractures. Through a
clinically-proven, web-based patient registry and 10 prevention
measures, Own the Bone provides tools and helps institutions to
establish a fracture liaison service (FLS) in which a care
coordinator (normally a nurse or nurse practitioner) ensures that
post-fracture patients are identified and receive appropriate
evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, under the supervision of
their primary care physician, orthopaedic surgeon or osteoporosis