Own the Bone
Did you know that fragility fractures caused by underlying Osteoporosis 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 and these numbers continue to rise! Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics & Spine Specialists are proud to announce our partnership with the Own the Bone program in an effort to bring awareness and help prevent fragility fractures caused by Osteoporosis.
A fragility fracture is classified as a fracture that results from a fall at standing height or less. Generally, if you have had a previous fragility fracture you are twice as likely to have another fracture from a short fall. Osteoporosis has no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs, which is why it is referred to as a silent disease. This is why it is so important to consult with your physician about your fractures!
If you are concerned that you have suffered a fragility fracture, call our office and set up an evaluation with Dr. Shironda Stewart.
To learn more about Own the Bone, visit their website at http://www.ownthebone.org