Orthopaedic care teams can play an active role in evaluating and optimizing their patients’ bone health to help prevent primary and secondary fragility fractures in older adults and to improve postsurgical outcomes in many other orthopaedic scenarios.
The number of annual fragility fractures in the US is rising as the population ages. Patients who have had one fragility fracture are 2 to 6 times more likely to have another one - and consequently to increase their risk of mortality and lost independence. Fragility fracture prevention is therefore an imperative for the delivery of quality orthopaedic care.
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) will host a complimentary one-hour webinar tonight at 8 pm EDT, that will cover the basics of a bone-health assessment by orthopaedists.
- Christopher Shuhart, MD
- Joseph Lane, MD, FAOA
- Paul A. Anderson, MD, FAOA
Moderated by Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Resurgens Orthopaedics, this webinar will include a 15-minute live Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions of the panelists.
Presented: September 11, 2018
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. designates this live webinar for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the elements of bone health assessment for patients are risk for fragility fracture including DXA
- Discuss nonoperative and operative management options for patients presenting with a fragility fracture
- Discuss techniques available to improve bone densitometry
The following individuals are in a position to control the content of this webinar and have provided the following financial disclosures:
Joseph Lane, MD, FAOA:
- Research grants from Merk, Novartis, and NIH/NIAMS
- Consultant for Radius Health Inc
- Advisory Board for the On Foundation
Paul A. Anderson, MD, FAOA:
- Consultant for Globus
- Royalties with Pioneer/RTI
- Stock/Options with Expanding Orthopedics, Titan Surgical, SI Bone, and Spartec
- Member of the AOA "Own The Bone" Steering Committee
All potential conflicts are resolved through a process by which all content submitted by this individual is peer reviewed, or judged against predetermined criteria, prior to presentation or publication in order to ensure the content is valid, objective, and aligned with the interest of the public. Based on the peer review, we will work with the individual to make changes to the content as necessary.
The following individuals are in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education (CME) activity and do not have a relevant financial relationship with any commercial interest:
Marc Swiontkowski, MD, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS); Chair, CME Committee; Marcia Tomaselli, JBJS Staff; Member, CME Committee