October 9, 2015
An annual global event, Bone and Joint Action Week is held October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. The events and projects organized by individuals and organizations worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management and treatments as well as advances in a number of areas.
You will find activities to do and ways to become better informed below. But before that, take a look at some facts:
- More than half the American population over the age of 18 - 54 percent - are affected by musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions, according to The Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions in the United States.(1)
- One in three (33%) people over the age of 18 required medical care for a musculoskeletal condition in each of the years 2009 to 2011, a 19% increase over the last decade.(2)
- Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide affecting hundreds of millions of people.(3)
- Musculoskeletal conditions include back pain, arthritis, traumatic injuries, osteoporosis, spinal deformity, and childhood conditions.
- The global prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions is predicted to increase greatly due to increasing life expectancy and changes in risk factors unless new treatments and preventive measures are found.
- Musculoskeletal conditions can lead to significant disability plus diminished productivity and quality of life. Treatment and lost wage costs associated with musculoskeletal diseases in the U.S. alone was estimated at $874 billion in 2009 to 2011 - equal to 5.73 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).(2)
- Research funding is currently less than 2 percent of the National Institutes of Health annual budget, and continues to decline each year despite the high costs associated with injuries, arthritis, and back pain.
- Since 2011, when "Baby Boomers" became beneficiaries of Medicare, the economic and societal cost of bone and joint health escalated and is expected to continue for decades.
Now is the time to raise awareness - and the reason for Bone and Joint Action Week.
In addition to activities throughout the week, there are five special days during Action Week.
- October 12 - World Arthritis Day
- October 16 - World Spine Day
- October 17 - World Trauma Day
- October 19 - World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day
- October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
October 8, 2015
TOI is a proud sponsor of the Santa Fe Century Bike Ride!
Once again, TOI is thrilled to support the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County through this wonderful, active community event.
What is the Santa Fe Century Bike Ride?!
It's a cycling tour through the forest and pastures of the Santa Fe River Valley. The ride begins with a trip through the historic town of High Springs. The Century traverses the scenic tree-lined roads in Columbia County, and then crosses Union County on its way to Worthington Springs with a final pit stop at a roadside park once frequented by Ponce deLeon.
Join Team TOI for the Santa Fe Century Bike Ride!
If you are a current or former patient at TOI and love to ride, you can join our team! All TOI team members will recieve a customized bike jersey. We only have 10 spaces, so hurry up and register!
How do I register for the SFC Bike Ride?
First, you must register for the bike ride, here. Once you have registered, please contact TOI's Marketing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name and jersey size. You will then be contacted with more details.
We look forward to seeing you there!
October 7, 2015
The TOI Family mourns the sudden loss of Michael K. Riley, M.D. We extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
“Dr. Riley’s death is a tragic loss for his family, his patients, and for all of us at TOI. He was a talented physician providing orthopaedic care for so many patients in the Ocala community for over 17 years”, said a colleague at TOI.
Dr. Riley graduated from the University Michigan Medical School in 1993 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University Of Florida College of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Riley was a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine.
Dr. Riley's Memorial Service will take place at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church at 10am on Saturday, October 10. The address is 5 SE 17th St, Ocala, FL 34471.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation be made to Mahila Seva Mandal, an orphanage the Riley's donate to every year. Checks should be made out to Mahila Seva Mandal. Mail checks to Florida Women's Health, c/o Riley Memorial Donation, 4600 SW 46th Ct., Suite 150, Ocala, Fl 34474. This is his wife's office, Dr. Poorti Riley. The donations will be sent to the orphanage from there.