CAO Taking the Lead In Post Fracture Care

Published November 1, 2023



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For Immediate Release:

CAO Taking the Lead In Post Fracture Care.

[Bethesda, Maryland]—November 1, 2023 – According to the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, (BHOF), up to 50% of all women and 25% of men over the age of 50 will sustain a fragility fracture. 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. Yet 80% of Medicare patients do not receive recommended osteoporosis care following a fragility fracture.

Own the Bone®

CAO is one of over 250 health care institutions nationwide that has taken initiative to ensure its osteoporotic fracture patients receive the treatment and care that they deserve by implementing The American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program. The program is aimed to better identify, evaluate, and treat patients that suffer from osteoporosis or low bone density-related fracture. The program brings attention to the severe health implications of fragility fractures (broken bones that result from a fall from standing height or less) and the multi-faceted approach hospitals or clinics can incorporate to ensure these patients receive the most comprehensive care.

CAO Leading the Way in Post-Fracture Care

The Own the Bone Star Performer designation is reserved only for institutions that have achieved a 75% compliance rate with at least 5 of the 10 Own the Bone prevention measures including: educating patients on the importance of calcium and vitamin D, physical activity, fall prevention, limiting alcohol intake, and quitting smoking; recommending and initiating bone mineral density testing; discussing pharmacotherapy and treatment (when applicable); and providing written communication to the patient and their physician regarding specific risk factors and treatment recommendations.

Congratulations to all members of staff that made this achievement possible. Your hard work and dedication to patient care are commendable.

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The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO) is one of the largest providers of orthopaedic care in the country. The organization was formed in 2013 to provide patients with the same personalized service and superior care they have come to expect from a private practice, while benefitting from the efficiencies, resources, accessibility, and broader insurance options of one of the country’s largest orthopaedic networks. CAO is evolving to offer patients the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care. Through empowering the private practice model, CAO delivers the most efficient, compassionate, and highest-quality care to the communities it serves. For more information, please visit


About the AOA

Founded in 1887, The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is the oldest orthopaedic association in the world.  At its core is its mission: "Engaging the orthopaedic community to develop leaders, strategies, and resources to guide the future of musculoskeletal care.”  For more information visit or call (847) 318-7336.