Bones are our business. We spend our lives treating orthopaedic injuries and counseling patients on best preventative and rehabilitation practices. Now, we want to make our patients know more about their skeletal systems, because being in tune to your own body makes it easier to recognize and prevent common injuries.
Please enjoy this list of bone and fracture facts:
Did you know: Bones are made up of 50 percent water and 50 percent solid matter.
Did you know: Only 35 percent of Americans consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium (according to American Bone Health).
Did you know: More than 6.3 million fractures occur in the United States each year (American Academy of Orthopaedics).
Did you know: Fractures account for 16 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries in the United States annually (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons).
Did you know: The femur is the largest bone in the human body (and part of the leg).
Did you know: The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes. Found in the ear, the stapes is the size of one grain of rice.
Did you know: Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease with nearly 40 million Americans already suffering or at risk because of low bone mass.
At OAZ, our primary goal is to educate our patients on how to make the right choices for their bodies and their bones. If you or a loved one has suffered an orthopaedic injury, please schedule an appointment with one of our physicians by visiting our website or calling 740-454-3273.