What is Own the Bone?

The American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone® program is a national post-fracture, systems-based, multidisciplinary fragility fracture prevention initiative. Its Web-based program and 10 prevention measures transform the way your hospital treats fracture patients. The ultimate goal is to change physician and patient behavior to reduce incidence of future fractures and positively impact osteoporosis treatment.


Own the Bone includes 10 measures:


Learn About the Registry

What Data is Collected?

Patient data (de-identified) to be entered into the registry includes:
  • Demographic
  • Fracture
  • Fracture history
  • Risk factors
  • Medication use (history)
  • Medication use (duration)
  • Treatment/counseling
  • Pharmacologic treatment
  • Bone mineral density testing
  • Written communication and discharge
  • Follow up survey

Technical Components

Own the Bone uses a web-based registry. As such, users only need to have access to an Internet connection and a current browser (IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.).  There is no software to buy or install to access the registry. The AOA has contracted with Clinipace to build the registry within an existing framework known as the Tempo®. registry system. Currently, the registry cannot be customized for individual sites. However, a site can opt not to collect certain data fields if desired as an alternative. 

What Happens to Your Data?

Once your de-identified patient data is entered into the registry, Clinipace stores the information on their encrypted and secure Oracle database. A full warm backup and full cold backup is performed on all Oracle database files weekly.

To learn more about the registry, visit the Own the Bone Registry page.