World Osteoporosis Day

IOF’s member societies in the Middle East and Africa region carried out many varied activities and campaigns to bring osteoporosis awareness and education to the general public, patients, policy makers and healthcare professionals. Read more
In Australia, the new ‘Know Your Bones’ Community Risk Report was launched on 18 October at an event at Parliament House Canberra, by the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, and the Minister for Senior Australian and Aged care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP. Special national ambassadors for World Osteoporosis Day, Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Pearson OAM and Former Australian Cricket Captain... Read more
Las fracturas espinales (o "vertebrales") son las fracturas osteoporóticas más comunes, y se estima que cada 22 segundos se produce una nueva fractura en el mundo. No obstante, aunque son una importante causa de dolor y discapacidad de largo plazo, hasta el 70% de las fracturas vertebrales no reciben atención clínica. Read more
Osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become weak and fragile, is the cause of broken bones in approximately one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 worldwide. Spine (or ‘vertebral’) fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures - with one new spine fracture estimated to occur every 22 seconds worldwide. Yet although they are a major cause of pain and long-term... Read more
Released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a new report looking at the burden and management of fragility fractures in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), has highlighted the hidden, but very real, burden of fragility fractures – with the estimated associated cost at €37.5 billion per year threatening to cripple European... Read more
"Osteorus" and the Russian Association for Osteoporosis Prevention (RAOP) welcomed the World Osteoporosis Day slogan "Love your bones - Protect your future" as a guiding message for their successful World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) campaign.  Nearly 40 events were held, all shown on the IOF WOD Events Map. Events took place in Moscow, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Tomsk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok,... Read more
It’s invisible, and it’s dangerous. Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and fragile, only reveals itself when a bone breaks. In older adults that first ‘fragility fracture’ is often a broken wrist, or sudden back pain due to undetected vertebral fractures. Sadly, the first fracture is often not the last – unless treated, a cascade of more debilitating fractures can occur. Read more
Share the IOF 2017 World Osteoporosis Day video  > View and Share the Video 'Don't let Osteoporosis Fracture Your Future' Read more
Today, on World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis.The IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of musculoskeletal... Read more
"Osteoporosis is a condition that not only fractures the person has sustained the fracture, but also impacts on the whole family, since the disease restricts every moment that one could live with loved ones," said Dr Manuel Mirassou, member founder of the Mexican Association of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (AMMOM). Read more

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