• Establishing a hospital based fracture liaison service to prevent secondary insufficiency fractures

    15 days ago - By International Journal of Surgery

    In the aging population worldwide, osteoporosis is a relatively common condition and a major cause of long-term morbidity. Initial fragility fractures can lead to subsequent fractures. After a vertebral fracture, the risk of any another fracture increases 200% and that of a subsequent hip fracture increases 300%.For starting a hospital based Fracture Liaison Service program, the nucleus is based on a physician champion, a FLS coordinator, and a nurse manager. A Fracture Liaison Service is a multidisciplinary system approach to reducing subsequent fracture risk in patients with a recent...
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