This training slide kit was produced in partnership by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR) and the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) as a component of the Orthopaedic Surgeons Initiative.
The objective is to improve the management of patients with fragility fractures, to provide patients with both an evaluation of their bone mass density, and with appropriate pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment. Orthopaedic surgeons are often the first health professionals to diagnose fragility fractures. For this reason it is essential that they are knowledgeable about osteoporosis and recognize the importance of referring patients with osteoporosis to an appropriate bone specialist.
Click on the links below for more information on the Orthopaedic Surgeons Initiative in various languages and to download the material as a PowerPoint or PDF:
Information about the Orthopaedic Surgeons Initiative
The Orthopaedic Surgeons Initiative of the IOF, ISFR and BJD aims to raise osteoporosis awareness among specialists and provide clear clinical pathways for fragility fracture patients after the first fracture occurs. In addition to the above slide kit (also available on one CD-Rom for distribution at meetings) the partner organizations organize symposia and workshops, which are hosted by orthopaedic societies worldwide.
Research projects related to this initiative - such as fracture registries, studies on bone healing in fragility fracture patients receiving osteoporosis treatments, and other related issues, are being developed and implemented in several countries.
Disclaimer and Copyright Notice
The slide kit is to be used for educational purposes only and should not be altered in any way.
The information presented is distributed by the IOF, ISFR and BJD, as a sound source of information for certain aspects of osteoporosis, in particular for secondary prevention.
IOF, ISFR and BJD do not make, and shall not be deemed to have made, any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, statutory or otherwise with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the content of the materials presented in the slides, and specifically disclaim any liability or loss from, and shall not be deemed liable to any person or party for, any claim, liability, direct or indirect loss or damage, including without limitation incidental, special or consequential damages, whether arising in contract, negligence, tort or otherwise, or caused or alleged to be caused from, the use of the materials presented here.
The materials presented on the slides are not intended as a substitute for qualified medical advice and/or counselling.