The International Osteoporosis Foundation has developed Capture the Fracture®, a global campaign to facilitate the implementation of coordinated, multi-disciplinary models of care for secondary fracture prevention. IOF believes this is the single most important thing that can be done to directly improve patient care and reduce spiraling fracture related healthcare costs worldwide. Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. was proud to be one of the first on the map — and with gold medal status, the highest rating possible. In fact, TOA Bone Health is the only gold best practice in the Carolinas.
TOA Bone Health‘s initiative is to provide bone density scans in accessible locations throughout central North Carolina, ultimately detecting the disease at its earliest stage and taking measures to prevent its advancement. TOA Bone Health’s DXA or bone density scanner is located on a mobile unit, which travels to numerous sites in North Carolina. The is also a stationary unit at the William Penn Plaza location in Durham. Dr. Robert Stewart is the chief operator of the mobile unit and TOA’s consultant for osteoporosis treatment. He has dedicated the past 12 years of his extensive medical career to the diagnosis and treatment of this silent disease.
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