FF Network

About the FFN


A world where anybody who sustains a fragility fracture
achieves the optimal recovery of independent function and
quality of life, with no further fractures.


To optimise globally the multidisciplinary management of
the patient with a fragility fracture, including secondary prevention.

6 Themes of the FFN

The 6 Themes of the FFN are as follows.
A comprehensive suite of resources are available to FFN members in the Our resources section of the website.

Improving the peri-operative care of fragility fracture sufferers has, and will continue to be a major focus for FFN members and a theme of FFN Congresses. The 2 key components of peri-operative care are anaesthesiology and orthopaedic-geriatric co-care (otherwise none as orthogeriatrics).

The primary challenge facing surgeons is how to obtain secure fixation of an implant to osteoporotic bone. Leading initiatives from the AO Foundation and Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation have identified and disseminated best practice.

Returning hip fracture sufferers to their pre-fracture level of function and independence is a major challenge. In this regard, provision of effective rehabilitation is a vital component of any system of care for fragility fracture sufferers.

Effective secondary prevention must urgently be established as a standard part of post-fracture care throughout the world. The International Osteoporosis Foundation Capture the Fracture® Campaign provides extensive resources for those seeking to eliminate the secondary prevention care gap.

FFN Special Interest Groups are active in establishing a minimum dataset for hip fracture audit, developing evidence-based pathways for vertebral fracture patients and defining key questions in rehabilitation research.

Driving policy change that will raise fragility fracture care up the healthcare agenda across the world is a major aim of the FFN. FFN Congresses and this website provide a platform for sharing success in the policy arena.


To create a global network of national alliances of fragility fracture activists

To spread globally the best multidisciplinary practice and systems of care for managing fragi lity fractures

To ensure that every fragility fracture becomes an opportunity for systematically preventing further fracture

To promote research aimed at improving the quality of fragility fracture care

To generate political priority for fragility fracture care in all countries

Strategic Focus

In the next five years, the FFN will facilitate national (or regional) multidisciplinary alliances which lead to:

Consensus guidelines

Quality standards

Systematic performance measurement for the care of older people with fragility fracture.

The metric of FFN’s success will be the number of nations in which these goals are achieved.

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

Download the 2021 Global FFN Annual Report here.








Strategic Vision 2022-26

Strategic Vision 2022-26

Download the 2022-26 Global FFN Strategic Vision here.











Strategic Plan 2017-21

Strategic Plan 2017-21

Download the 2017-21 Global FFN Strategic Plan here.