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Exemplary focus on secondary fracture prevention in Thailand


Refracture Prevention Initiative, with Lerdsin Hospital as key player, helps to drive FLS implementation across the country

In August 2017, Thailand’s Minister of Public Health, Emeritus Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn announced that secondary fracture prevention would become a national policy of the Ministry of Public Health.

From Silver to Gold for Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital

Congratulations to Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital for achieving a gold! This hospital joined Capture the Fracture in May 2016 for the first time, and was awarded a silver for its services to prevent secondary fractures.

New French study shows FLS effectiveness

A study by Lille University Hospital’s Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) showed that running a FLS improves identification of patients with  hip fractures, long term management of fracture patients after evaluation for secondary fracture prevention, and screening for vertebral fractures using Vertebral Fracture Assessment.

Capture The Fracture continues to grow in Mexico

The city of Guadalajara hosted a Capture the Fracture (CTF) FLS workshop and piloted the first ever "Train The Mentor" initiative.

First Annual HIPGEN Meeting reviews current progress and challenges

IOF was an active participant at the First Annual Meeting of the HIPGEN project, held in Siena Italy from February 19-21, 2019.

Silver and bronze recognition for two FLS in Latin America

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Fracture Liaison Services in Colombia and Mexico receive silver and bronze recognition on the Capture the Fracture Map of Best Practices.

Capture the Fracture comes to the Middle East!

First CTF FLS workshop in the region has been held in Saudi Arabia - a successful event which we hope will set a precedent for future mentorship trainings and workshops in the region.

Burden of fragility fractures costing European healthcare systems unnecessary billions, new IOF report warns

New IOF report looks at the burden and management of fragility fractures in six European countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Fracture Liaison Service onsite training in Montreal

Capture the Fracture® (CTF) is pleased announce that the first Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) onsite training in Canada was conducted in Montreal at Hôpital Jean-Talon. 

The FLS team at the Hôpital Jean-Talon is led by Dr. Julio Fernandes (lead clinician) and Josee Delisle (nurse coordinator) who work together to identify more than 560 fragility fracture patients per year.

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