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Hip fractures – when not to operate and when to palliate

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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A case for DXA vertebral fracture assessment in Fracture Liaison Services

Vertebral fracture: epidemiology, impact & use of DXA vertebral fracture assessment in FLSs: Position paper by the IOF Fracture Working Group   The global presence...
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Establishing a comprehensive fragility fracture care program

The most recent addition to the APFFA Resources page features a short video on how to establish a comprehensive fragility fracture care program. The interview...
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Survival rate reduced for up to six years post-fracture

A fragility fracture at any site is associated with reduced survival of up to six years, with the greatest reduction occurring within the first-year post-...
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Current & future challenges of hip fracture management in Malaysia

Less than one-in-four Malaysians able to walk independently post-hip fracture   Epidemiological data has projected an unprecedented increase in the incidence of hip fractures worldwide...
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Formation of Malaysian, multi-stakeholder alliance striving to curb brittle bones

The recent launch of the pioneering, multi-stakeholder alliance, Bone Health Alliance Malaysia (BHAM), represents a collaborative partnership between three leading Malaysian osteoporosis societies – Osteoporosis...
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Launch of Capture the Fracture® Partnership – a practical & evidence-based guidance for policy shaping

A new policy guidance published February 1, 2021, by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) – ‘Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Partnership – Guidance for Policy Shaping’...
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Launch of The APCO Framework – the first pan-Asia Pacific minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis & management of osteoporosis

The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) has this week launched the first pan-Asia Pacific clinical practice standards for the screening, diagnosis and management of...
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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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