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CTF news: December 2015

Help us grow the FLS Network

To date 138 Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are profiled on the Map of Best Practice. To pursue our goal of having all FLS register with our Best Practice Recognition programme, we need your help! Do you know of any exemplary FLS which are not yet on the map? Do you know any institutions wanting to establish an FLS? Please let us know - contact Muriel at for more information.

Coming soon: New webinars in 2016

New CTF webinars about the programme, how to implement FLS and success stories will continue next year with new speakers and a new feature: they will be held in different languages! Stay tuned and visit the webinars section of the Capture the Fracture® website.

New: Visit the updated Capture the Fracture® website

The Capture the Fracture® (CTF) has been revamped into a more user-friendly website. Check out the news section on the homepage. There’s a fast track to the Map and the new Get mapped tab takes you straight to the step-by-step application instructions. We welcome your feedback? Please forward any comments or suggestions to Muriel Schneider at

Add your FLS and tell others about this important initiative to close the worldwide care gap in secondary fracture prevention.

The CTF team wishes you all an excellent end to the year!

FLS spotlight

Welcome to the 1st two FLS from Germany

Osteoporosis-Network Hamburg, Germany

Implemented in April 2015, the Osteoporosis-Network Hamburg is among the first and largest fully structured sector-spanning Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in Germany, serving a population of about 2 million people. The network will soon include more hospitals in Hamburg and,in addition, an osteoporosis unit is being established. The unit will provide in-house diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis as well as long-term follow-up of patients.

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University of Munich (LMU), Germany

The FLS at the Dept. of General, Trauma, Hand- and Plastic Surgery of the University Hospital Munich (LMU) has received Silver CTF recognition. Located in two centers, the FLS serves a population of 1.4 million people and involves a dedicated, interdisciplinary team of trauma surgeons, osteologists, a geriatrician, physiotherapists and a fully dedicated FLS-nurse.

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