Enhancing Fracture and Osteoporosis Care

Implementing a fracture liaison service can improve outcomes, reduce costs

David Lee, MBA; Blair Filler, MD; and Matthew Twetten, MA

Orthopaedic surgeons and patients are becoming more aware that those who sustain a fragility fracture are at significantly higher risk of a future fracture. Although orthopaedic surgeons may not be able to prevent the first fracture, they are increasingly being seen as key in identifying patients at risk for additional fractures. Orthopaedic surgeons are also increasingly being held responsible for either addressing the underlying osteoporosis or referring the patient for osteoporosis management.  

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