CTF News: March 2015

Capture the Fracture®: A registered trademark

Capture the Fracture® (CTF) is a flagship programme of IOF. As the CTF name and logo is a registered trademark of IOF throughout the world, please note that the ® symbol must be used when describing, using, mentioning or quoting the programme.

New Capture the Fracture® Webinars

On April 15 (09:00 CET) we will present the first webinar in a four-part series on Capture the Fracture®. The webinars will present relevant information for the understanding of the role of the Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in secondary fracture prevention.

Register for the webinar

New Give us your feedback on the questionnaire

One of the goals of the CTF programme is to have all FLS across the globe join the network. To be part of the programme, FLS need to complete a questionnaire about their service. We are currently redesigning the questionnaire to make it user-friendly and easy to fill in. Your feedback is invaluable to us, please help us improve the questionnaire by completing our survey.

Don’t miss out on an excellent FLS training course

Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Model of Care Training Course
In Milan sponsored by IOF, NOF & NBHA on March 25, 2015. Registration is still open – participants receive free registration to the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Milan 2015.

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FLS Spotlight

The Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor, Spain

The Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor in Madrid, Spain, which started up only seven years ago, has taken important steps to “Capture the Fracture®”. As a silver FLS of the CTF programme, the FLS currently has hip fracture in elderly patients as a key focus. With shared care models between orthopedic surgeons and geriatricians, the FLS has worked collaboratively, creating an orthogeriatric unit. It has integrated all the professionals involved in patient care: anesthesists, physiotherapists, operating room nurses, ward nurses, primary care, support hospitals, nursing homes, social workers etc. This goal has had good results: hip fracture patients are part of a clinical care process integrated by all the professionals involved. An independent head manager of the entire process reports directly to the Hospital Director. Patients with other fragility fractures are treated too. At this point the orthopedic and rehabilitation physicians act as sentinels, treating the fracture and functional recovery but also referring patients to internists and rheumatologists for assessment and other specific action, especially pharmacological treatment.

Capture the Fracture® congratulates this exemplary FLS which has, through its great efforts and motivation, made important strides in secondary fracture prevention.