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Board Members

Pol. Col. Dr. Tanawat Amphansap

President Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assoc Prof Ong-art Phruetthiphat

Vice President Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assoc Prof Pojchong Chotiyarnwong

General Secretary Orthopaedic Surgeon

pojchong@gmail.com

Assist Prof Ekasame Vanitcharoenkul

Assistant Secretary Orthopaedic Surgeon

Pol.Capt. Dr. Atiporn Therdyothin

Assistant Secretary Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assoc. Prof Noratep Kulachote

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assoc. Prof Weerasak Singhatanadgige

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Science Metadilogkul

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Pol. Lt. Col. Dr. Nitirat Stitkitti

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assist Prof Atthakorn Jarusriwanna

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Lt. Col. Teerapat Tutaworn

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Chotetawan Tanavalee

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Chantas Mahaisavariya

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Chirathit Anusitviwat

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Nitchanant Kitcharanant

Executive Member Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Unchana Sura-amonrattana

Executive Member Geriatrician

Pol. Lt. Col. Dr. Suwida Tangchittam

Executive Member Anesthesiologist

Assist Prof Theerawat Chalacheewa

Executive Member Anesthesiologist

Dr. Timporn Vitoonpong

Executive Member Physiatrist

Dr. Arwepan Kamonsree

Executive Member Family Physician

Mrs. Wararat Boonnasa

Executive Member Orthopedic Nurse

Mr. Kantisuk Tanebun

Executive Member Dietitian

Resources FFN

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Notable Publications 2024

  • Prevalence of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and high falls risk in healthy community-dwelling Thai older adults: a nationwide cross-sectional study. Access to full-text here.

Updates from 2022

Current Situation

  • Established in 2019
  • Population 66.2 M (60+ yrs: 13.1M)
  • 111 Hospitals have set up the FLS programme (19 were mapped in the map of best practice)

Challenges

  • Limited in financial support
  • Varied in reimbursement system/policy on fragility fracture care
  • Lack of HCPs in some area of post fracture care
  • Lack of hip fracture registry in national level esp. long term follow up

Exemplar Initiatives and Programs

  • Translation of FFN clinical toolkit, FLS BPF + questionnaire
  • FLS workshop (Re-fracture prevention program)
  • IOF-FLS Accreditation

Activities at a National Level

  • IOF-CTF FLS workshop webinar (June)
  • FLS workshop (June)
  • Co-host the FFN webinar/Pocket meetings in collaboration with FFN AP (July and August)
  • National FFN Day (September)
  • SEA, HK & India Academy 2022 Pocket meeting (November)

Plans and Area of Focus for 2023

  • Continue FLS workshop, FFN day and FFN webinar
  • Organise national activity with other multi-disciplinary team
  • Collaboration with national and international society

Partners

  • Thai Osteoporosis Foundation (TOPF)
  • Orthogeriatric and Metabolic bone disorders (OGMB)
  • Royal College of Orthopaedic surgeon of Thailand

Meetings

June 26 Webinar VFF SIG: A Debate on Telerehabilitation in the community following discharge from hip fracture- does it work”?

August 27 Webinar: Management of Acute Vertebral Fragility Fracture in Hospitalized Patients

Fragility Fracture Network

FFN Thailand is under Thai Osteoporosis Foundation, so share the same website link with TOPF on www.topf2002.com

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