Fracture liaison programs.
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Apr;33(2):278-289 Authors: Geusens P, Bours SPG, Wyers CE, van den Bergh JP
In view of the high imminent risk of having subsequent fractures after a fracture, early evaluation and treatment decisions to prevent subsequent fractures are advocated. After a hip fracture, the fracture liaison service (FLS) and orthogeriatric care are considered the most appropriate organisational approaches for secondary fracture prevention following a recent fracture. Their introduction and implementation have been shown to increase evaluation and treatment of patients at high risk for subsequent fracture. Of real-world cohort studies, most, but not all studies, indicate a lower incidence of fracture and longer survival after treatment with nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates. PMID: 31547983 [PubMed - in process]