Capture the Fracture

Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more
IOF se complace en anunciar que la segunda institución médica de México en el Mapa de Mejores Prácticas de Capture the Fracture® (CTF), el Servicio de Enlace de Fractura (FLS) del Centro de Investigación Ósea (CIO) de la Ciudad de Guadalajara ha sido evaluado y recibido la Medalla de Plata por el Comité Directivo de CTF. Read more
IOF is pleased to report that the second medical institution from Mexico to be mapped on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) ‘Map of Best Practice’, the Fracture Liaison Service at the Centro de Investigación Ósea (CIO) in Guadalajara, has been assessed and awarded with silver-star recognition by the CTF Steering Committee. Read more
While FLSs are effective, showing how an FLS is improving patient outcomes is a challenge. Following requests from a number of FLSs around the globe, Capture the Fracture®  have drafted a series of indicators that FLSs can use, voluntarily, to evaluate the quality of an FLS at the patient level and drive quality improvement. This can be done using local, regional or national audits.  Read more
The motto of the FFN Japan meeting, held in Hamamatsu Japan from March 2-4, 2018, was “Fracture prevention through multi-disciplinary cooperation”, clearly highlighting Capture the Fracture’ s mission to close the fracture prevention gap through coordinated Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). Read more
Orthopaedists are key partners in secondary fracture prevention - they are ideally placed to identify patients with osteoporosis and their involvement in the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services is paramount.  For this reason, we are very pleased to announce that IOF is a partner society of the SICOT World Congress, taking place from October 10-13, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Read more
The Fragility Fracture Prevention Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (Spain) has treated 1,750 patients since its creation in March 2012. Recently this exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has been awarded Gold Star status by Capture the Fracture® (CTF), with an outstanding score of 93% based on the CTF Best Practice Framework. The service is one of 57 FLS awarded Gold... Read more
The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) program run by Beacon Hospital (Selangor, Malaysia) was awarded a Malaysia Health & Wellness BRAND AWARD 2017 under the Category of Nursing/Health and Wellness Centre. The Award, presented on January 12th by the Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia, was judged and endorsed by the Ministry of Health. Read more
Leading expert, Prof. Nick Harvey, Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the University of Southampton (UK), Vice Chair of IOF’s Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA), will be the speaker of this much anticipated 1-hour Capture the Fracture® webinar. WHEN: January 16, 11:00-12:00 CET Read more
Fragility fractures due to osteoporosis occur in a substantial proportion of post-menopausal women and elderly men. It is a major public health concern affecting millions worldwide, decreasing patient quality of life, and increasing economic costs. As the first fracture is a strong risk factor for secondary fractures,  early and accurate diagnosis, and treatment initiation in these high-risk... Read more


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