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Home-based balance exercise training app proven to prevent falls

A recent paper published in the British Medical Journal has revealed a significant 16 per cent reduction in fall rates, and a further 20 per...
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Accessing & managing patients at very high risk of osteoporotic fracture

Webinar summary presented by Professor Eugene McCloskey   This blog summarises a webinar recording targeting APAC healthcare professionals interested in fragility fracture prevention, available on...
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Osteoporosis liaison services – closing the gap in osteoporosis and fragility fracture care

There is a substantial gap in the care of osteoporosis and fragility fractures worldwide. To help address this gap, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) launched...
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Identifying quality indicators for hip fracture care

Hip fractures are among the most common injuries diagnosed in the emergency department. Fragility fractures, in particular hip fractures, are associated with limitations in ambulation,...
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COVID-19 and its impact on the treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures

IOF-NOF-ESCEO global survey findings   The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially impacted the health of the global population both directly, as a consequence of the infection...
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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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