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FLS around the world apply for Capture the Fracture® recognition

This month alone, Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) from Australia, Colombia, France, Israel, Russia, Spain, and Thailand have applied for inclusion in the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice, bringing the total to 225 FLS in 35 countries.

Capture the Fracture® Mentorship Programme in Russia

A great many thanks to the Yaroslavl Regional Emergency Care Hospital in Russia which has hosted three Fracture Liaison Service onsite training days. 

New milestone with 212 FLS mapped!

A surge in applications by Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in past months reflects growing global interest in Capture the Fracture® programme and coordinator-based systems of secondary fracture prevention.

The Capture the Fracture® (CTF) network is growing! In the month of April alone, nine new Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) were added to the Global Map of Best Practice:

Taiwanese society reports successes in secondary fracture prevention

With 19 Fracture Liaison Services implemented or in development, Taiwanese hospitals are among the Asia-Pacific’s greatest champions of secondary fracture prevention.

Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital achieves gold-standard recognition

IOF congratulates Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital (UK) for achieving gold-standard recognition for their exemplary Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). This FLS is just one of 208 FLS featured on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Map of Best Practice, with 79 gold, 73 silver, and 39 bronze standard FLS recognized to date.

Exemplary SEIOMM-UFO programme to improve secondary fracture prevention in Spain

A unique nationwide initiative is successful in raising quality standards of Fracture Liaison Services in Spain.

IOF member SEIOMM (Sociedad Española de Investigación Ósea y del Metabolismo Mineral) is a multidisciplinary society dedicated to clinical care and basic and clinical research in the field of bone metabolism. The society, which in 2017 marks its 30th anniversary, has a tradition of promoting best practice, quality research and medical education on bone metabolism in Spain.

New video highlights Capture the Fracture® Mentorship programme

Apply for the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) Mentorship programme – and benefit from a dedicated on-site session with FLS experts in your country.

The new CTF Mentorship Programme was launched to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills by connecting experienced Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) ‘champions’ with clinics aiming to establish a new FLS.

Apply for the programme

Fracture Liaison Services improve outcomes for patients with osteoporosis

Worldwide, more organizations, and guidance from leading stakeholders, are recommending Fracture Liaison Services (FLS).

Why? These cost effective services improve outcomes for patients. They are associated with reduction in re-fracture risk, reduced mortality, increased assessment of bone mineral density, increased treatment initiation, and far greater adherence to treatment (65%–88% at 1 year).

Find out more by reading this excellent new review which outlines key data and key facts.

In Norway, World Osteoporosis Day TV interview highlights need for FLS

As a date when media interest is focused on osteoporosis, World Osteoporosis Day (October 20th) is an ideal occasion to put fracture prevention and Fracture Liaison Services in the news.

Here’s a great example from Norway, where May-Britt Stenbro, Osteoporosis Coordinator and Project Nurse in NoFRACT at the Drammen Hospital and Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Frede Frihagen at Oslo University Hospital, were featured in an extended interview on TV2’s  ‘Good Morning Norway’. 

Capture the Fracture Mentorship workshop in Russian Federation


Participants at instructive Capture the Fracture® FLS workshop in St. Petersburg were enthusiastic and engaged, reflecting the growing interest in Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in the region.