IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis

Outlining eight priority actions for healthcare authorities, the IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis is a comprehensive report which serves as a reference point for all key stakeholders in the musculoskeletal field.

> Download IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis (PDF, 76 pages) in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French

The Compendium provides a concise overview of the pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention and management of the disease; documents the prevalence of osteoporosis and related fractures both globally and regionally; and outlines current research on the epidemiology, mortality, health expenditure, and access to/reimbursement for diagnosis and treatment for each respective region of the world.

The projected increase in osteoporosis and fragility fractures documented in the Compendium is dramatic and is expected to pose a huge and growing challenge on healthcare systems. In 2010 the number of individuals aged 50 years and over at high risk of osteoporotic fracture worldwide was estimated at 158 million and this is set to double by 2040. The numbers of hip fractures – the fractures which result in the most morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs – is set to more than double in populous countries such as Brazil and China by 2040 and 2050 respectively.”

IOF President Cyrus Cooper

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