Hoag Orthopedic Institute announced its implementation of the AOA's Own the Bone® Program, a system aimed at better identifying, evaluating and treating patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture.
October 28, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) announced today that it has implemented the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone® Program, a system aimed at better identifying, evaluating and treating patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (broken bones that result from a fall from standing height or less).
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), up to 50% of all women and 25% of men over the age of 50 years will sustain fragility fractures in their lifetime. The American Bone Health Prevalence Report states that more people in the United States suffer a fragility fracture each year than are diagnosed with a heart attack (MI), stroke or breast cancer combined, and the number is projected to significantly increase as the population ages. Additionally, studies show that patients who have had a fragility fracture are 2 to 4 times more likely to experience another fracture than those who have never had a fracture.
"We are all very excited to be bringing this multi-specialty program to our patients here at Hoag Orthopedic Institute," said Marisa Swain, a clinical nurse specialist responsible for overseeing the program at HOI. "'Own the Bone' will prove to be an essential tool in helping to reduce fragility fractures in our community."
According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance, only 1 in 5 Medicare patients have received the osteoporosis care they needed after a fracture. The Own the Bone Program is a national, web-based quality improvement registry that incorporates 10 measures for reducing future fractures to help ensure those needs continue to be met and benchmarked.
"Every decision we make at HOI has our patients in mind," said Dereesa Reid, CEO of Hoag Orthopedic Institute. "We are confident that this tried-and-true system will effectively complement our patient-focused approach to the prevention and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries."
About Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) is comprised of a 70-bed hospital located in Irvine, California and two ambulatory surgery centers: Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County located in Newport Beach, California and Main Street Surgery Center located in Orange, California. With over 75 orthopedic specialists, who have performed over 10,000 cases annually which include the diagnosis and treatment of knee and hip replacement, spine, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and extremities care both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. HOI was recently named one of the top surgical quality hospitals in the nation by Consumer Reports. It was also named as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation for the 2nd consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. In 2011, HOI was selected to be one of the first of three hospitals selected to participate in an innovative patient registry database that tracks long-term patient outcomes by the California Joint Replacement Registry. Hoag Orthopedic Institute has also been named as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation by Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. For more information visit: www.HoagOrthopedicInstitute.com
About the AOA
The American Orthopaedic Association, founded in 1887, is the oldest national orthopaedic association in the world. The AOA's mission is to identify, develop, engage and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics. For more information, visit www.aoassn.org or call 847.318.7336.