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Tribute to a giant in the bone health field – Professor Harry K. Genant, M.D. (1942-2021)

We, at the Asia-Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance (APFFA), were greatly saddened to learn of Professor Harry K. Genant’s sudden and unexpected passing. We wish his...
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Launch of comprehensive suite of education materials to tackle the growing burden of osteoporosis

The Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance (APFFA) has today (December 9, 2020) launched the comprehensive APFFA Education Directory, designed to connect patients, healthcare professionals, hospital...
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Successfully promoting optimal fragility fracture management during a watershed year

APFFA Joint Steering Committee staged fourth bi-annual meeting on November 24   On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, members of the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance...
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Global impact of COVID-19 on managing osteoporosis

A recent study evaluating utilisation of the global healthcare metric, FRAX – a widely adopted online tool for evaluating fracture risk in patients – has...
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Second FFN Regional Expert Meeting coinciding with launch of Clinical & Policy Toolkits

The second Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Asia-Pacific Regional Expert Meeting, hosted by FFN Malaysia, was staged virtually on October 24-25, 2020. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, FFN...
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Orthogeriatrics – Managing older patients with fragility fractures

With the publication of the United Nation’s 2017 report on World Population Prospects illustrating the impending demographic shift the world was set to experience, clinical...
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World Osteoporosis Day – driving action for prevention – October 20, 2020

Each year, October 20 marks World Osteoporosis Day. This day however, is celebrated as a month-long campaign involving International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) member societies in...
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APFFA’s Primary Care Physician Education Toolkit: Why and What?

The world’s population is aging, and as a consequence, many millions of people will be at risk of fracture and its consequences. The World Health...
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Launch of PCP Education Toolkit striving to reduce burden of secondary osteoporotic fractures

The Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance (APFFA) has today (September 28, 2020) launched a comprehensive educational toolkit designed to arm primary care physicians (PCPs) with...
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Second hip fractures account for one-in-10 hip fracture surgeries

One-in-10 hip fracture surgeries are performed to manage a contralateral hip fracture in those aged over 60 years who have sustained an initial hip fracture,...
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