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Webinar Presented by AAOS and ISCD Part II: Secondary Fracture Prevention - The Critical Role of Orthopedic Fracture Liaison Services
March 27, 2024
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM CT
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Osteoporosis is widely recognized as an important public health problem because of the significant morbidity, mortality and costs associated with its complications—namely, fractures of the hip, spine, forearm, and other skeletal sites. Bone mineral density (BMD) measurement by (DXA) is an internationally accepted standard-of-care screening tool used to assess fragility-fracture risk. BMD measurement alone does not always identify those sustaining fragility fractures and newer methods to define osteoporosis are in clinical use. The clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis includes BMD measurement and in addition fracture history and fracture risk. This definition provides guidance for patients and improves identification of those individuals who benefit from medical treatment. 


Orthopedic surgery intersects many patients with osteoporosis including the majority who sustain fractures and in the elective surgery population. Patients sustaining fragility fractures should be considered as osteoporotic and are likely candidates for medical treatment to prevent secondary fracture although less than 20% actually receive such care. Medical treatment is highly effective and can secondary fractures by greater than 50%. Formalized programs formed within orthopedic departments are effective at correcting this treatment gap.


In elective surgery patients’, osteoporosis is associated with numerous bone related complications such as imp0lant subsidence, periprosthetic fracture, hardware loosening, pseudoarthrosis, and revision surgery. Between 20 and 35% of elective surgery patients over age of 50 years have clinical osteoporosis but are rarely assessed preoperatively. Bone health optimization is a method to address this diagnostic and treatment gap similar to other optimization programs.  Guidelines are available to determine who needs further bone health assessment and medical treatment for elective surgery patients but are virtually unknown to orthopedic practices. 


Learning Objectives:

- The critical role of orthopedic fracture liaison services

- Epidemiology of fragility fractures

- Recognize Impact of secondary fracture fractures

- Ensure patients are managed to prevent next fracture

- Empower orthopedic surgeon to take ownership

- Provide leadership to use develop and fracture liaison programs


Director: Paul A. Anderson, MD, FAAOS


Faculty: Steven L. Kates, MD, FAAOS, Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAAOS


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