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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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New IOF-APOA initiative urging orthopaedic surgeons to play a greater role in secondary fracture prevention

Despite increasing awareness of the concept ‘Fracture begets fracture’, there is often little-follow up for post fracture management following the acute management of a fracture....
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Long-term treatment of post-menopausal osteoporosis

Webinar presented by Professor Ding-Chen (Derrick) Chan, Taiwan   This blog summarises a webinar conducted by Professor Ding-Chen (Derrick) Chan, Vice Superintendent, National Taiwan University...
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Practical aspects of establishing hip fracture registries – consolidating and broadening stakeholder buy-in

We – the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance (APFFA ) – recently launched our APFFA YouTube channel, coinciding with, and supporting the launch of, our...
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World-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox striving to improve care for the 1 million+ who fracture a hip in Asia Pacific each year

An innovative world-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox has been launched today (Tuesday, June 15, 2021) to address the alarming death and disability caused by the...
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Managing osteoporosis in haematologic stem cell transplant recipients

In patients with some malignant and non-malignant haematological diseases, such as leukaemia and myeloma, autologous and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may be the...
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