The role of the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) in subsequent fracture prevention in the extreme elderly

Ilknur Sanli*, Sven H. van Helden, Rene H. M. ten Broeke, Piet Geusens, Joop P. W. Van den Bergh, Peter R. G. Brink, Martijn Poeze

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Abstract

BackgroundSeveral guidelines recommend a bone and fall-related osteoporosis risk assessment in all patients with fracture and age>50years. In practice, however, there is no consensus whether screening>85years is useful.AimTo evaluate the subsequent fracture risk in all patient>85 years, comparing the two populations of Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) attenders and non-attenders.MethodsAll patients>85years that presented at the FLS with a non-vertebral fracture were included in the study during a 5-year period (September 2004 and December 2009). Excluded were pathologic fractures, death85years seems to be limited. In practice a large proportion of these patients are not screened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1111
Number of pages7
JournalAging Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • FLS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Extreme elderly
  • Subsequent fracture
  • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
  • POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN
  • STRONTIUM RANELATE
  • HIP FRACTURE
  • OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURE
  • VERTEBRAL FRACTURES
  • OLDER WOMEN
  • RISK
  • MANAGEMENT
  • EFFICACY

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