The Osteoporosis Care Gap

...A fracture liaison service seeks to identify patients who have sustained an osteoporotic fracture, stratify the patient’s risk of subsequent fracture, and initiate the appropriate treatment.  In large healthcare networks this system has been effective in increasing the percentage of patients receiving managed osteoporosis treatment.  Given the efficacy of medications, supplements, and exercise programs for patients with osteoporosis further implementation of these programs over the coming years will hopefully drastically reduce the burden and incidence of preventable and disabling fragility fractures worldwide and here at OrthoRI!