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Co-author, Professor Takeshi Sawaguchi, Toyama Municipal Hospital, Japan

Hip fracture multi-modal care breaking new ground in Japan

Japan is a super-ageing society. While its population boasts the world’s second-longest life expectancy, it does however, have a growing number of older people living...
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Snapshot of the global landscape of PFC programs

Fragility fractures are associated with high rates of disability, loss of independence, reduced quality of life for both patients and their carers, not to mention...
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Looking down the 10-year pipeline for bone fractures

Patients living with osteoporosis are projected to increase in magnitude in the next decade. This means a crisis of bone fractures along with the forecasted...
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New review of the global approach to rehabilitation following an osteoporotic fragility fracture

Almost 40 per cent of individuals who experience a hip fracture are unable to walk, or will be institutionalised within a year post-fracture. Furthermore, 60...
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Anti-osteoporotic treatments and mortality after hip fractures: A spotlight on Taiwan

Taiwan’s society is ageing rapidly. By 2026, it is projected that Taiwan will become a super aged society – when the proportion of a society’s...
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Facilitating optimal fragility fracture management across the Asia Pacific throughout 2021

Despite continuing to navigate the highly complex COVID-19 pandemic landscape this year, we have nonetheless, made significant headway at APFFA, in fulfilling our mission –...
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Report reveals disparity in hip fracture care in Australia and New Zealand

On September 13, 2021, The Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) published the ANZHFR 2021 Annual Report. Representing patient level data from more...
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Bone fractures – a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study, 2019

Despite monumental measures aimed at prioritising osteoporosis and fracture prevention on the global health agenda, through the extensive efforts of global organisations such as the...
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Strategies for preventing and managing falls in high risk groups

Each year, more than 684,000 people die due to a fall worldwide, while another 172 million are left with short- or long-term disability. Moreover, 80...
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Large prevalence study emphasises under-treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in China

China accounts for one-fifth of the global population and an even greater proportion of the world’s older generations. In 2013, the number of people aged...
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