April 23, 2012

Maury Regional hosts free osteoporosis seminar


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Jeffrey Adams, M.D., and Douglas Wilburn, M.D., orthopedic physicians on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC), will present a free seminar on osteoporosis on May 17 at 6 p.m. The program, offered during Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, will be held in the William R. Walter Educational Conference Center of the MRMC Annex, located across from the medical center at 1223½ Trotwood Avenue.

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. It is the most common form of bone disease and occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. Although it is estimated that 44 million American men and women are impacted by osteoporosis, many are undiagnosed and untreated, leading to fragility fractures. Drs. Adams and Wilburn will address the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis as well as treatment options available.

MRMC is one of the 88 health care institutions in the nation that has taken steps to ensure its osteoporotic fracture patients receive the treatment and care that they deserve by implementing The American Orthopedic Association’s Own the Bone® program. Own the Bone, a national quality improvement registry that incorporates 10 prevention measures, provides the tools needed for institutions to establish a fracture liaison service to ensure that post-fracture patients are identified and receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. 

The public is encouraged to attend this free program. For more information, call 931.840.4446.