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On 24 November, IOF LATAM joined the programme of the Buenos Aires City Government's Wellness Days, organised annually by the Secretariat for Integral Wellbeing and the Elderly. This year's focus was on comprehensive care for older people following a hip fracture, an event that has a significant impact on the life and well-being of those who experience it.

Hip fracture, with a high morbidity and mortality risk, profoundly alters the daily lives of those affected. It is estimated that 25% of people with hip fractures require institutionalisation and 60% need additional assistance in at least one activity of daily living. In this process, the accompaniment of social support networks, including family, friends, caregivers, and social organisations, are essential for a successful physical and emotional recovery.

The conference was attended by more than 220 gerontological attendees, caregivers and people interested in post hip fracture care for the elderly. Professionals from Argentina and Mexico shared strategies and advice on post-surgical care, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and nutrition.


In addition, for those registered in the unique registry of gerontological assistants, the conference accredited 4 hours towards renewal of their accreditation by the City of Buenos Aires.

We would like to thank the following professionals for their participation:

  • Lic. Berenice Araiza Nava, physiotherapist of selections and high-performance athletes in the Mexican Olympic Committee and the Mexican Rugby Federation
  • Laura Bosque, executive director of the Trauma Foundation
  • Dr. Gamiliel Jaime Hernández, doctor in the Hip and Knee Service of the High Specialty Medical Unit of the Hospital de Traumatología y Ortopedia Lomas Verdes, of the Mexican Social Security Institute
  • Omar García Vargas, lecturer in physiotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
  • Magister Alejandra G González Rocha, Centro de Investigación en Nutrición y Salud del Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública de México
  • Ailen Suárez, Chief Resident, Department of Nutrition and Diet Therapy, Profesor Alejandro Posadas National Hospital
  • Lic. Mónica Caló, IOF Latin America regional manager
  • Lic. Victoria Barrachina, responsible for IOF programmes in Latin America   
  • Dr. Lucía Méndez Sánchez, mentor of the IOF global programme "Capture the Fracture"

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