Refracture following Fracture Liaison Service Assessment Illustrates the Requirement for Integrated Falls and Fracture Services

@article{Langridge2007RefractureFF,
  title={Refracture following Fracture Liaison Service Assessment Illustrates the Requirement for Integrated Falls and Fracture Services},
  author={Claire R. Langridge and Carol McQuillian and W. S. Watson and Barbara Webb Walker and Lara Mitchell and Stephen J. Gallacher},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={2007},
  volume={81},
  pages={85-91}
}
The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) allows appropriate antiosteoporosis therapy to be targeted to potentially reduce future fracture risk. A proportion of these treated patients will still experience a further fracture. This work reviews the characteristics of these patients. Data were collated for patients >65 years old presenting to the South Glasgow FLS between January 2001 and August 2004. There were 2,489 patients who presented (incident fracture group), and 129 (5.2%) sustained an… CONTINUE READING

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