This FLS unit is located in Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa. The hospital system of Pisa serves a population of around 800.000 people.The FLS is intended to provide correct diagnosis, pain relief, adequate antifracture treatment, and to establish an rehabilitation program for patients with vertebral fractures, by a multidisciplinary team in a single visit. Team members Vanna Bottai (orthopedic), Gloria Raffaetà (physiatrist), and Maurizio Mazzantini (rheumatologist) have been working together on this project since 2014.
A publication arising from the Unit is:
Raffaetà G, Falossi F, Menconi A, Genovesi C, Mazzantini M, Bottai V, Guido G. Efficacy of a specific rehabilitation protocol in postural control of a young woman with multiple fragility vertebral fractures: a case report. Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab, 2016
Mazzantini, M.; Bottai, V.; Figliomeni, A.; et al. Denosumab: adherence to therapy abd safety in women followed in a vertebral fracture outpatient unit. Osteoporos Int 2016; 27 (Suppl 1): S284-S285