The American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® program is a national post-fracture, systems-based, multidisciplinary fragility fracture prevention initiative. Its web-based program and 10 prevention measures transform the way your hospital treats fracture patients. The ultimate goal is to change physician and patient behavior to reduce the incidence of future fractures and positively impact osteoporosis treatment.


Own the Bone includes 10 measures:

Learn About the Registry

The limited data set entered into the registry includes the following patient information: 

  • Patient demographics (age, gender, ethnicity)
  • Fracture site
  • Fracture history
  • Risk factors
  • Medication use (history, duration)
  • Treatment/counseling
  • Pharmacologic treatment
  • Bone mineral density testing
  • Written communication and discharge
  • Follow up survey

Own the Bone uses a web-based registry. As such, users only need to have access to an Internet connection and a current browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.).  There is no software to buy or install to access the registry. The AOA has contracted with REDCap Cloud to build the registry platform. Currently, the registry cannot be customized for individual sites. However, a site can opt not to collect certain data fields if desired as an alternative.

Once your de-identified patient data is entered into the registry, REDCap Cloud stores the information on their encrypted and secure database. 

To learn more about the registry, visit the Own the Bone Registry page.