Asia Pacific Region

Board Members

Dr Buland Thapa

President Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Dipendra Pandey

President-elect Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Shailendra Shrestha

Committee Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Pawan Hamal

Committee Member Anaesthesiologist and Pain Physician

Dr Umesh Bogati

Committee Member Geriatrician

Shristi Acharya

Committee Member Nurse

Pravin Kumar Yadav

Committee Member Physiotherapist

Dr Subarna Dhoj Thapa

Committee Member Endocrinologist

Dr Sumil Panta

Committee Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Resources FFN

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Updates from late 2022

Current Situation

  • Recently established 2022
  • Multidisciplinary involvement
  • 30,18 million (M: 49.6% F : 50.4%), > 60 years of age 19%
  • Prevalence of Osteoporosis 22,4%; Osteopenia 60,6% (Estimated)


  • Financial constraints.
  • Less prioritized by government policy makers, No Orthogeriatric Care Centers
  • No verified data on Osteoporosis/ osteopenia
  • Less prioritization by the government.
  • No standard protocol on treatment

Exemplar Initiatives and Programs

  • Awareness & Orientation to policy makers , hospitals.
  •  Develop Orthogeriatric Care Units  in hospitals .
  •  Research work to develop data on Osteoporosis
  •  Develop Standard Operating Procedures / medical treatment

Activities at a National Level

  • The last education symposium was successfully completed last December.
  • The renewal of the FLS guidebook has been completed and prepared for publication.

Plans and Area of Focus for 2023

  • National conference on February 2023.
  • Organize national activities & Participation of medical, nursing students and caregivers, community involment.
  • Awareness Program in 7 Provincial hospitals
  • Establish Orthogeriatric Center in Kathmandu


  • Nepal Orthopaedic Association (NOA)
  • Nepal Medical Association (NMA)
  • NESOG (Nepal Society of Obs & Gyn)
  • DEAN (Diabetes & Endocrine Association Nepal
  • MESON(Menopause society of Nepal)

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