Vertebral Fragility Fracture Model of Care

Vertebral Fragility Fracture Model of Care

The management of Vertebral Fragility Fractures (VFF) is a problem around the globe. Models have been developed to highlight best practice care for individuals who have had a VFF. It is unclear if these models are appropriate and realistic in high, low- and middle-income countries or if new tools would help clinicians manage these complex patients through their acute episode, their recovery or secondary prevention.  

To find out more about what is happening around the globe, through the VFF Special Interest Group, FFN clinical experts have adapted, with permission, the Royal Osteoporosis Society (UK) Model which reflects the best evidence currently available.  

They are now undertaking a survey to identify if this model is appropriate and realistic for providing care in different healthcare sectors (hospitals and primary care) and countries. The survey results will also provide information on tools that could be developed to help healthcare professionals improve their care.

The survey can be completed by any healthcare professional who has seen one or more VFF patients in 2023, through any stage of their acute episode to recovery, return to function, and secondary prevention. 


If you treat VFF patients, please help us to find out about VFF across the globe by accessing the 10-minute survey here.

Please share this with your colleagues who are interested in VFF.

For any questions, please contact Operations@fragilityfracturenetwork.org

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