July 20, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Women’s Center will be hosting a free luncheon program titled Women Helping Women on Wednesday, August 11, at noon in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

Dr. Jeffrey T. Adams, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff, will discuss osteoporosis and the new Own the Bone™ program. MRMC is the first in Tennessee to implement the program developed by the American Orthopedic Association to better identify, evaluate and treat patients who suffer from a fragility fracture related to osteoporosis or low bone density. A fragility fracture is a broken bone that results from a fall from standing height or less.

Dr. Adams received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed his internship at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina and his orthopedic surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery.  

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, up to 50% of all women over the age of 50 years will sustain fragility fractures in their remaining lifetime. Studies show that patients who have had a fragility fracture are two to five times more likely to experience another fracture than those who have never had a fracture. The goal of Own the Bone™ is to reduce future fractures for at-risk patients.

The public is invited to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by calling 931.540.4166.

Women Helping Women is a free quarterly lunch and learn series that addresses health issues facing women today.