BURDEN OF OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a chronic, age-related disease which causes fractures that have costly human and socio-economic consequences. As populations around the world age, the scale of the burden is set to increase dramatically. IOF calls on governments to take decisive action in response to a growing fragility fracture crisis which is impacting on individuals, families and societies worldwide.

FACTS & STATISTICS

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Hip fracture
Worldwide incidence of HIP FRACTURE increase from 1990 to 2050
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Fragility fractures costs
FRAGILITY FRACTURES COSTS exceed those of many other chronic diseases
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With one osteoporotic fracture will have another one
50% of people WITH ONE OSTEOPOROTIC fracture WILL HAVE ANOTHER ONE

FRACTURE LIAISON SERVICES

Fracture Liaison Services, commonly known as FLS, are coordinator-based, multidisciplinary model of care for secondary fracture prevention. They are implemented by health care systems, both public and private, to close the care gap for patients with fragility fractures, 80% of whom are never screened or treated for osteoporosis. FLS ensures that all patients with fragility fractures are identified to receive fracture risk assessment and treatment, to prevent any further fractures.

Capture the Fracture®, a global flagship programme of IOF since 2012, involves more than 400 FLS across 46 countries.

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    IOF GLOBAL PATIENT CHARTER

    The IOF Global Patient Charter is an advocacy tool developed in cooperation with IOF member societies. Signatories of the Charter add their voices to the global call for all health authorities to address the rights of people with osteoporosis. These rights include access to timely diagnosis; effective intervention and care; involvement and choice in management plans; and support to ensure active, independent living. Individuals are invited to sign the Charter online and organizations are invited to endorse the Charter. Support for the Charter helps to raise the profile of osteoporosis and fracture prevention as a global health priority. 

    IOF ALLIANCES

    IOF’s organizational alliances within the musculoskeletal field and across the spectrum of related diseases help to strengthen the osteoporosis movement. By combining our respective expertise and strengths we amplify our call for change on behalf of osteoporosis patients worldwide.

    WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY

    World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), marked on October 20, is an annual campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of bone health and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related fragility fractures. It aims to put osteoporosis and fracture prevention on the global health agenda by reaching out to patients and the public at large, the media, health-care professionals, and policy makers. A dedicated website hosts all resources and showcases events being carried out for this global annual campaign.

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    CAMPAIGNS & EVENTS IN 2019

    October 20

    PATIENT STORIES

    Kracashvili Marine
    Tbilisi
    Georgia
    Age
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