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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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Perspectives on hip fracture surgery in the age of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic, declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, has changed the way hip fracture surgeons practice medicine. The use...
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Innovative Rehabilitation in Asia Oceania: AOCPRM 2020 in Korea

Professor Wen-shiang Chen and Professor Reynaldo Rey-Matias The 7th Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (AOCPRM 2020), in conjunction with the 34th Annual Congress...
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Fragility Fracture Network Initiatives in Asia Pacific

Professor Jacqueline Close, Dr. Irewin Tabu and Dato’ Dr. Joon-Kiong Lee The Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) is a global organisation which was founded in order to...
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Improving Fracture Liaison Services with patient-centred metrics

Three leading international organisations have joined forces to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) designed to guide quality improvement in Fracture Liaison Services (FLSs), in response...
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