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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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New radiological guidance for the recognition and reporting of osteoporotic vertebral fragility fractures

Vertebral fragility fractures (VFFs) are the most common type of osteoporotic fracture and are commonly associated with severe pain, disability and a decline in quality...
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APFFA urging Asia Pacific populations to prioritise their bone health on World Osteoporosis Day

Today, October 20, 2021, marks World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) – an annual event championed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), dedicated to raising global awareness...
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ONZ launches clinical standards to prevent older Kiwis from sustaining recurrent fragility fractures

Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) has today published new Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) as part of a national strategy to prevent older Kiwis...
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Making headway in facilitating optimal fragility fracture management in the Asia Pacific

APFFA Joint Steering Committee stages fifth bi-annual meeting   On Thursday, August 12, 2021, APFFA Joint Steering Committee (JSC) members convened for their fifth bi-annual...
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Improving time to surgery for hip fracture patients

Throughout 2020, the Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) produced an informative, 16-part online lecture series designed to share best practice in relation...
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