Healthy Bones at Every Age

No bones about it, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is here to help you get healthy and stay healthy! Learn more about taking care of your bones at every age.

Bone health is important at every age and stage of life. The skeleton is our body's storage bank for calcium — a mineral that is necessary for our bodies to function. Calcium is especially important as a building block of bone tissue. Although everyone will lose bone with age, people who developed a higher peak bone mass when young are better protected against osteoporosis and related fractures later in life.

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