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September 2019

Date: Thursday, November 14
Time: 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT
Speaker: Thomas J. Fischer, MD, FAOA
Moderator: Frederick C. Redfern, MD, FAOA

Thomas J. Fischer, MD, FAOA, from The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, joins Own the Bone to discuss distal radius fractures. Dr. Fischer will discuss the incidence of upper extremity fractures and the likelihood of subsequent fractures. Attendees of this webinar will come away with an understanding of the challenges in identifying, evaluating, and initiating bone health treatment of upper extremity fracture patients.

For more information on the 2019 Own the Bone webinar series click here.

The AOA and Own the Bone thank Amgen, DePuy Synthes, and Radius for their support of this webinar.

Program News




A next generation version of the Own the Bone registry will be launched at the end of September on the REDCap Cloud platform.

In preparation for the transition, on-demand video trainings are available on the Own the Bone website.

For more information on the training or the registry transition please read the FAQs here. If you have any questions please contact Own the Bone staff at ownthebone@aoassn.org or 847-318-7336.
The Own the Bone program recognized 2020 Star Performer and newly-enrolled institutions through an advertisement in the US News & World Report Best Hospitals Guide 2020 print edition. For more information on how your institution can meet the criteria and be recognized next year contact Own the Bone staff at ownthebone@aoassn.org or 847-318-7336.






Own the Bone Organizational Alliance member, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), created and organizes World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) every October 20th. This day launches a year-long campaign to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. It aims to put bone health and fracture prevention on the global health agenda and reaches out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers, patients, and the public at large.

In 2019 the campaign will feature “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS” as a headline, and, for the first time, will highlight emotionally impactful visuals and stories of real people living with osteoporosis in all regions of the world. The official campaign toolkit is linked here.

Own the Bone subscribers can also access a special Own the Bone media kit to help publicize their commitment to bone health in relation to World Osteoporosis Day. The media kit includes press releases, an activity guide, and a social media guide and is linked here. Star Performer sites will recieve additional materials in a mailing this month.
Welcome to New Own the Bone Sites

Own the Bone welcomes the following newly enrolled institutions to the program:
  • Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler - Tyler, TX
  • Excela Health Physician Practices, Inc. - Greensburg, PA
  • Dean Medical Group Orthopedics - Madison, WI
View the Own the Bone Map.


Upcoming Own the Bone Education




The Own the Bone® Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO® aims to grow and share bone health knowledge and skills among orthopaedic providers in order to reduce the incidence of fragility fractures and positively impact bone health treatment. Each month, a panel of experts will host participants on a videoconferencing platform to discuss current topics related to bone health and to initiate a dialogue around patient cases presented by participants. These "teleECHO® clinics" are multidisciplinary and interactive, so participants are encouraged to learn but also to share their knowledge and experiences.

Upcoming Clinic Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm CT
Presenter: Natalie Eddy, DNP, FNP-BC
Topic: Denialism vs. Osteoparanoia: Patient Mindset and Overcoming Barriers to Care

To register for this session or future sessions, please sign-up below for the ECHO email list. Registrants will receive emails the week before each session detailing how to log in for the video conference. There is no cost associated with participating in Project ECHO.

Register here.

If you have already registered, you have been placed on our ECHO mailing list. You will receive log in instructions via email prior to each call.

Participants are encouraged to submit patient cases and present them during future calls. Please contact Associate Program Manager, Ben Grace, at grace@aoassn.org for more information.

Other Learning Opportunities




Look for details on more upcoming meetings of the affiliated societies of the Own the Bone Organizational Alliance on the calendar linked below.
Own the Bone will be featured during a mini-symposium at the 2019 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 28 at 2:15pm
Moderator: Stephen L. Kates, MD, FAOA
Faculty: Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAOA and Joseph M. Lane, MD, FAOA
Topic: Fragility Fractures and Bone Health: Current State of the Art
Description: Fragility fractures have become nearly epidemic in the United States among older adults with over 2 million fractures each year - more than heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer combined. Orthopedic surgeons are in a unique position to advantage of the ‘teachable moment’ of a fragility fracture and take the extra steps to help patients prevent future fractures. This mini-symposium will expose attendees to methods for managing fragility fractures, and will review successful strategies for establishing and running their own secondary fracture prevention program.

Staff will also be available to address any questions!

Latest Bone Health News & Research



Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (08/19) Vol. 101, No. 15, P. 1413 Anderson, Paul; Jeray, Kyle; Lane, Joseph; et al.
Osteoporosis management is in crisis because of inadequate delivery of care, competing guidelines, and confusing recommendations. Read More

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (08/19) Bliuc, Dana; Tran, Thach; Adachi, Jonathan; et al.
A study was conducted to determine whether the association between bisphosphonates and mortality is mediated by a reduction in the rate of bone loss. Read More

JAMA (07/11/19) Bauer, Douglas
The adult skeleton is continuously remodeled; removal of existing bone is mediated by osteoclastic bone resorption and replacement with new bone is mediated by osteoblastic bone formation. Read More

Bone (08/19) Vol. 127, P. 482 vom Scheidt, Annika; Hemmatian, Haniyeh; Puschel, Klaus; et al.
Researchers assessed whether anti-resorptive treatment would have a region-dependent influence on vertebral trabecular bone. Read More

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (08/19) Schousboe, John T.; Lix, Lisa M.; Morin, Suzanne N.; et al.
A study aimed to find how prevalent vertebral fracture identified on bone density lateral spine images (positive VFA) is associated with subsequent use of fracture prevention therapy in usual clinical practice, using the Manitoba Bone Density Program database prospective observational cohort. Read More

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (08/01/2019)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released guidance to provide industry recommendations for designing nonclinical bone quality studies that support approval of drugs and biologics for osteoporosis. Read More


Recognizing Our Corporate Supporters



The American Orthopaedic Association acknowledges the following companies for their generous support of Own the Bone. (as of 9/11/19)


Educational Alliance
($125,000+)


Gold
($50,000-$74,999)

Silver
($25,000-$49,999)


Friend
(Under $24,999)

In Case You Missed It




Use Own the Bone's Video Library to watch last month's didactic presentation from Stephen L. Kates, MD, FAOA on comprehensive geriatric fracture management.

The Own the Bone® Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO® aims to grow and share bone health knowledge and skills among orthopaedic providers in order to reduce the incidence of fragility fractures and positively impact bone health treatment.

To register for future sessions, please sign-up below for the ECHO email list. Registrants will receive emails the week before each session detailing how to log in for the video conference. There is no cost associated with participating in Project ECHO.

Register here.

Organizational Alliance



The American Orthopaedic Association thanks the 26 members of the Organizational Alliance who collaborate in the shared mission of increasing awareness and improving the bone health care of patients with management of fragility fracture patients.

Learn more





News summaries © copyright 2019 SmithBucklin


Own the Bone® is a national quality improvement program aimed at secondary fracture prevention. Its web-based registry and 10 prevention measures support a multidisciplinary approach to the care of fragility fracture patients.

Own the Bone strives to change physician and patient behavior by promoting post-fracture bone health evaluation and treatment. Ultimately, Own the Bone’s primary goal is to reduce the incidence of future fractures and improve the health and wellbeing of older adults.



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