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HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS BY ROSE SHILLING

BROKEN BONES

10 to 20 years old

The stage of life that's key for developing
bone. More bone made in these years
means less chance of fractures later.

30 MINUTES, 4+ DAYS A WEEK

How much weight-bearing exercise, such as
walking, jogging or aerobics, adults need for
good bone health.

20 to 30
years old

Approximate age when
your bones are the
thickest and strongest.

1,300 MILLIGRAMS

The calcium that's needed daily in adolescence. For example, you can get this
by eating all of the following: 1 cup of
calcium-fortified orange juice, 2 cups
of milk (nonfat, reduced-fat or whole)
and 6 ounces of regular yogurt (Greek
has less calcium).

40 years old +

Age when you gradually begin
to lose bone, meaning more risk
of breaks.

1.5 MILLION

Number of fractures annually in the United States
due to osteoporosis, which causes frail bones.

Sources: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Institutes of Health

Quality Care for Joints

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so you can get moving again and improve your
quality of life," says hand surgeon Ralph Richter
Jr., MD, St. Catherine Hospital.
Board-certified and fellowship-trained
physicians offer minimally invasive surgical
options for patients, such as arthroscopic surgery, as well as joint replacements and finger
replantation. Each hospital's specially trained
orthopedic nursing staff and surgical technicians support patients through the entire
surgery process.
"We educate patients on their procedure
before surgery and stand by them every
step of the way through supportive care,
physical and occupational therapy and readiness recovery techniques to use at home,"
Richter says.

Find the Right
Specialist
Choose outstanding orthopedic care you can trust
at the Joint Academies
of Community Hospital,
St. Catherine Hospital and
St. Mary Medical Center
and the Hand Center of
St. Catherine Hospital. Call
219-836-3477 or toll-free
866-836-3477 or visit
comhs.org.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY GETTY IMAGES

If you find that it is painful to do daily tasks you
used to do easily, such as climbing stairs or
opening a jar, it may be time to explore treatment options to relieve those aching joints.
Orthopedic specialists at the hospitals of
Community Healthcare System are committed
to delivering the very best patient experiences
at every level of care, from pre- to post-surgery
and throughout the rehabilitation process.
At the Joint Academies of
Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital
and St. Mary Medical Center and the Hand
Center of St. Catherine Hospital, patients will
find a total approach to orthopedic care and
orthopedic therapy.
"Our ultimate goal is to help you maintain
your health before, during and after treatment

CALL


http://www.comhs.org

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