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Board Members

Takeshi Sawaguchi

President Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hiroshi Hagino

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Naoto Endo

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Noriaki Yamamoto

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Masahiro Shirahama

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Satoshi Mori

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tamio Teramoto

Board Member Internal Medicine

Mineko Hiraoka

Board Member Nurse

Masashi Okuro

Board Member Geriatrics

Hidenori Arai

Board Member Geriatrics

Fumio Fukuda

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Koji Sato

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Satoru Ebihara

Board Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tomoharu Yoshii

Board Member Physiotherapist

Takashi Matsushita

Auditor Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hideaki Takahashi

Auditor Orthopaedic Surgeon

Resources FFN

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Updates from 2022

Current Situation

  • 240,000 hip fractures in 2020 and expected to be 320,000 in 2040
  • FFN Japan established in 2012
  • Annual congress 9 times
  • National hip fracture database started in 2017


  • Limited numbers of geriatrician
  • Orthogeriatric comanagement has been organized in limited numbers of hospitals
  • FLS started in many hospitals since the change of the policy last year. Many hospitals are struggling to organise the team

Exemplar Initiatives and Programs

  • National insurance reimbursement for early surgery and secondary fracture prevention for geriatric hip fractures started form April 1, 2022
  • All participating hospitals should join national hip fracture database

Activities at a National Level

  • 9th Annual Congress (May 4, 5)
  • Huge increase of the numbers of hospitals participating in national hip fracture database (over 400)
  • Training seminar for FLS coordinator
  • Conference with Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare officials.

Plans and Area of Focus for 2023

  • 10th Annual Congress (May 3, 4)
  • Hip Festa: Conference of the all hospitals participating in national hip fracture database
  • Several training seminar for FLS coordinator


  • JOA (Japanese Orthopaedic Association
  • JSFR (Japanese Society for Fracture Repair)
  • JOS (Japan Osteoporosis Society)
  • JGS (Japanese Geriatrics Society)


Webinar: Secondary fracture prevention continuation management fee (April 24 2022)

10th Academic Meeting (March 3rd to March 4th, 2023 in Nagoya City)

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