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Global efforts necessary to prevent fragility fractures due to osteoporosis

Source: Medical News Today

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has released a new report, revealing approximately 80 percent of patients treated in clinics or hospitals following a fracture are not screened for osteoporosis or risk of future falls. Left untreated, these patients are at high risk of suffering secondary fractures and facing a future of pain, disfigurement, long-term disability and even early death.

The report ‘Capture the Fracture – A global campaign to break the fragility fracture cycle’ calls for concerted worldwide efforts to stop secondary fractures due to osteoporosis by implementing proven models of care.

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