CAPTURE THE FRACTURE®

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The International Osteoporosis Foundation developed in 2012 Capture the Fracture®, a global campaign to facilitate the implementation of coordinated, multi-disciplinary models of care for secondary fracture prevention. IOF believes this is the single most important thing that can be done to directly improve patient care and reduce spiraling fracture related healthcare costs worldwide.
 

KEY FACTS ABOUT SECONDARY FRACTURES

 

  • One fracture leads to another: a prior fragility fracture almost doubles a patient’s future fracture risk.
  • Fractures are warning signs: Half of the patients presenting with hip fractures have suffered a prior fracture.
  • Failure to ‘capture’ the first fracture: The majority of fragility fracture patients are neither assessed nor treated by their health care system to reduce fracture risk.
  • The Care Gap: to significantly reduce future fracture rates and resulting healthcare costs, healthcare systems must target those patients who have already suffered a fracture, as they are the ones at highest risk for future fractures.

WORKING GROUPS

Members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors are invited to join working groups based on their areas of expertise.
The objectives of the working groups are to:

  • Formulate global policy guidance, scientific guidelines and general statements to update IOF positions as appropriate.
  • Advise the Board in scientific matters related to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
  • Develop educational and research projects of international relevance

OSTEOPOROSIS ESSENTIALS COURSE

An International Course by ISCD and IOF:
This course is held worldwide by local organisers using ISCD-IOF Osteoporosis Essentials curriculum. With separate tracks for Clinicians and Technologists, the course provides attendees with the opportunity to attain an Attestation of Achievement.

 

Learn more
www.osteoporosis-essentials.org

JOURNALS

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) encourages academic research and innovations in the field of osteoporosis and bone health through our scientific journals.

OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL

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2018 Impact Factor: 3.819
5-year Impact Factor: 3.895
Ranked 43th of 145 journals in the category Endocrinology and Metabolism
Editors-in-Chief: John Kanis and Felicia Cosman

The only English language journal solely devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis International provides a forum for the communication and exchange of current ideas concerning the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. Osteoporosis International is at the forefront of its field publishing high quality, strictly refereed papers on the practical diagnosis, management and treatment of osteoporosis and related diseases.

CALCIFIED TISSUE INTERNATIONAL

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2018 Impact Factor: 3.265
5 Year Impact Factor: 3.522
Ranked 67th of 145 journals in the category Endocrinology and Metabolism
Editors-in-Chief: Stuart H. Ralston and René Rizzoli

Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research explores biochemical, biophysical, molecular, and clinical aspects of the structure, function, and metabolism of bone. It includes reports on connective tissues and cells, ion transport, and metabolism of hormones, nutrition, mineralized tissue ultrastructure, molecular biology, and research on humans which reveal important facets of the skeleton or bear upon bone and mineral metabolism.

ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS

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2018 Impact Factor 2.469
Ranked 94th of 145 journals in the category Endocrinology & Metabolism
Ranked 25th of 76 journals in the category Orthopedics
Editors-in-Chief: John Kanis and Felicia Cosman

Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research explores biochemical, biophysical, molecular, and clinical aspects of the structure, function, and metabolism of bone. It includes reports on connective tissues and cells, ion transport, and metabolism of hormones, nutrition, mineralized tissue ultrastructure, molecular biology, and research on humans which reveal important facets of the skeleton or bear upon bone and mineral metabolism.

PROGRESS IN OSTEOPOROSIS

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Summaries and Critical Analyses of Current Literature
Editor: Ego Seeman  |  Managing Editor: Fina Liu

This review journal helps readers keep up with new information and research developments by providing a summary of the most important literature in the field of osteoporosis published in the preceding few months. Progress in Osteoporosis is edited by Ego Seeman, known for his expert knowledge, enthusiasm and experience. His regular editorial reviews will give readers accurate summaries and incisive commentaries on the most relevant papers.

The opinions expressed in Progress in Osteoporosis are personal to Ego Seeman and do not reflect the opinions of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

Published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF): ISSN 16154959

FRAX® RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL

FRAX® is a scientifically validated fracture risk assessment tool which has now been integrated into an increasing number of national osteoporosis guidelines around the world. It is a major milestone in helping health professionals to improve identification of patients at high risk of fracture. IOF supports the maintenance and development of FRAX® and advances education about its use worldwide. 

FRAX® resources: 

The free FRAX® online calculator is available in 68 models for 64 countries, with 31 language options.

The FRAX® Desktop application can be downloaded to any personal computer where it operates without internet access. Two convenient subscription models (license fees required) are available: 

This version mimics the front end of the current web version of FRAX and can be used to assess an unlimited number of individual patients in the clinic or other healthcare settings. Six month and twelve licenses are available.

This version is designed for researchers to handle analyses of large cohorts in a single operation. One-month licenses are available, with different fees for academics and corporations. For specific enquiries regarding licence fees contact IOF

frax mobile application

The tool is accessible on iOS in the Apple Store.

This one-page (two-sided) questionnaire in easy tear-sheet form is a time saving tool. The questionnaire can be completed by a patient waiting in a doctor’s office, by a practice nurse or by the physician themselves. The questionnaire is currently available in English, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish languages. 

Please contact IOF if you would like copies or if you have further enquiries (including options for corporate use).

frax calculator wheel
Companies may request the FRAX® Calculator Wheel to be produced for a specific country with their logo, in addition to IOF, FRAX®, and the University of Sheffield logos. IOF will supply a PDF file with the artwork, including the paper specifications and the FRAX® algorithm for the specific country. The company prints one sample and sends it to IOF for approval. If applicable, the company is responsible for the translation and will have to send it to IOF together with a validation by an official translation bureau stating that the translation is accurate. The calculator wheel will be produced under a one-year license agreement for unlimited printing. Please contact IOF  for applicable costs.
frax teaching slide kit
The FRAX slide set may be used for educational presentations. See the teaching resources here

AWARDS

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) recognizes research in the field of musculoskeletal health through a programme of prestigious annual awards. The awards recognize the outstanding work of individual researchers as well as of members within the IOF CSA and CNS network. As well, to help encourage and support research excellence in the bone field, IOF provides Young Investigator grants at its regional meetings.