Fragility Fracture Program

Own the Bone: Reducing fractures related to osteoporosis 

50% of women and 25% of men over age 50 will sustain fragility fractures in their lifetime. Own the Bone is designed to bring education and awareness to osteoporosis, a silent public health epidemic, to help fragility fracture patients reduce their risk of a secondary fracture.


What is Own the Bone?

The Own the Bone Program is a national Web-based quality improvement registry that incorporates 10 measures for reducing future fractures, and provides St. Vincent’s orthopaedic team with immediate feedback on program performance to measure success. 

The program is aimed to better identify, evaluate and treat patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (a broken bone that results from a fall from standing height or less). It brings focus to the severe health implications of fragility fractures and the multi-faceted approach hospitals or clinics can employ to ensure these patients receive the most comprehensive care.


How does it Work?

With Own the Bone, St. Vincent’s offers patients better access to best practices including: 

  • Preventing future fragility fractures
  • Promoting osteoporosis treatment and bone health maintenance
  • Reducing the impact of osteoporosis
  • Reducing the risk of mortality after hip fractures

Own the Bone Program Mission

Through the Own the Bone program, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) seeks to connect patients to answers about osteoporosis treatment and management and to increase patient understanding of the relationship between osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

To learn more about this program, and how you can take steps to improve your bone health, visit the Own the Bone website.


Let the Orthopaedic Center at St. Vincent’s help you get your life back in motion.

The Orthopaedic Center at St. Vincent’s offers a full range of services to help relieve pain and musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions, diseases, or related injuries and assist you in returning to an active lifestyle. You can rely on St. Vincent’s team of highly skilled orthopaedic specialists and neurosurgeons to provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Contact our Orthopaedic Coordinator at 475-210-5409 if you have any questions.