The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has created a specialized Fragility Fracture Program to improve the care of patient who have experienced fragile bone fractures due to osteoporosis. Our approach to treating patients with fragility fractures improves the chance of returning to the level of activity enjoyed before the fracture in a shorter period of time and with fewer complications. Benefits of the Program include:
Our specialized team consists of fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons [ Laura Phieffer, MD | Michael Quackenbush, DO | Corey Van Hoff, MD ], medical physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists and case managers who work together to provide the best possible outcome for each patient.
The Fragility Fracture Program includes the following key services to prevent future fractures:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
I broke my hip. Does that mean I have osteoporosis?
Unless you were in a traumatic accident, it often means you have weaker bones. Our specialized Nurse Practitioner will discuss the results of your bone density test and laboratory tests and help devise a plan to avoid future fractures.
What makes the Fragility Fracture Program special?
Every year there are 2 million fractures in this country that are no accident. They are signs of osteoporosis. This number continues to grow. Yet fewer than 2 in 10 individuals with a fragility fracture will have a bone density test, and most will not be treated for osteoporosis. We want to improve the care provided to individuals with fragility fractures. The Fragility Fracture Program is proud to be a member of “Own the Bone”, a quality care initiative by the American Orthopaedic Association.
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