Leiden University Medical Centre

The fracture liaison service (FLS) of the Leiden Center for Bone Quality has been fully operational since June 2012 and serves more than 1400 patients >50 years with a fracture. The Hospital (LUMC) is an Academic Teaching Hospital in Leiden, the Netherlands. The Bone Group is currently directed by Dr Neveen Hamdy. All patients are identified and contacted/screened at the (outpatient) clinic by our nurse practitioner and FLS manager. If necessary the service consults with general practitioners or other local hospitals to arrange screening and/or treatment elsewhere when required.
All patients receive lifestyle consultation and fracture risk assessment, including DXA, VFA and laboratory screening for secondary osteoporosis according to clear pre-specified screening and treatment protocols. After initiation of therapy all patients are checked for compliance and patient satisfaction after 3 months and 12 months.

Currently one of the junior staff members is participating in a national initiative from the Dutch Osteoporosis Foundation to develop an individual patient-based treatment file and we try to integrate high level patient care with academic research on bone fragility.

https://www.lumc.nl/patientenzorg/ziektebeelden/osteoporose/
https://www.lumc.nl/org/endocrinologie/patientenzorg/100202032347226/100...
https://www.lumc.nl/org/endocrinologie/patientenzorg/100202032347226/100...

Location

Albinusdreef 2 2333 ZA Leiden
Netherlands