Capture the Fracture

Fragility fractures have an enormous socioeconomic impact globally, and FLS have proven to be the most cost-effective solution for reducing this burden. On June 11, 2015 Prof. Kristina Åkesson, Capture the Fracture® programme chair and FLS expert, will lead an interactive webinar to take you through the steps involved in implementing an FLS within your health-care setting. Read more
a senior woman with a broken arm in rehabilitation
Every day thousands of mostly older adults will suffer a broken bone after a relatively minor incident, such as slipping in the bathtub or on the sidewalk. What people don’t recognize is that, even in seniors, it is not normal to experience a fracture after a fall from standing height. In all likelihood the underlying cause of the fracture is a weak and fragile skeleton due to osteopenia or... Read more
Secondary fractures have an enormous human and socioeconomic impact and Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) have proven to be the most cost-effective solution in preventing them. The Capture the Fracture® programme is pleased to announce four upcoming webinars in 2015. Read more
Health authorities worldwide are coping with rising costs and disability resulting from fragility fractures in the older population. Yet evidence shows that the burden of fragility fractures could be reduced through early identification and treatment of patients who have previously suffered a fracture. Read more
Today, spokespersons from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF); National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF); National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA); and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) hosted a joint press event during the ASBMR 2014 Annual Meeting in Houston. Together, they called on health authorities to take urgent action to reduce the global burden of... Read more
Capture the Fracture rating system
A new three-part educational slide kit has been issued by Capture the Fracture, the IOF-led multi-stakeholder initiative to promote secondary fracture prevention worldwide. The slide sets explain the need for secondary fracture prevention; describe the Capture the Fracture programme; and outline best practice for coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS). Read more
Every day thousands of mostly older adults will suffer a broken bone as a result of a minor fall from standing height or less (a fragility fracture).It is important to recognize that, even in seniors, it is NOT normal to break a bone after such a minor fall. In all likelihood the underlying cause of the fracture is a weak and fragile skeleton due to osteopenia or osteoporosis. Read more
Capture the Fracture rating system
Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) worldwide can now be assessed against best practice guidelines to achieve bronze, silver or gold certification, awarded by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Capture the Fracture®campaign. Read more
Capture the Fracture rating system
It’s been proven. The implementation of coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS) helps prevent secondary factures and is cost effective. Coordinator-based FLS ensure that patients presenting with a fracture are assessed for osteoporosis and treated to reduce future fracture risk. The coordinator, often a nurse, acts as a liaison between the patient, orthopaedist, radiologist and family... Read more
An influential report published in the journal 'Osteoporosis International', recommends 13 best practice standards in the implementation of coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS). The report, 'Capture the Fracture: A Best Practice Framework and Global Campaign to Break the Fragility Fracture Cycle' (1), has been shaped by input from leaders of established Fracture Liaison Services... Read more

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