Fracture Working Group


Chair: K Åkesson
Members: ML Brandi, M Chandran, T Chevalley, C Cooper, P Fardellone, S Goemaere, J Goldhahn, N Harvey, K Javaid, W Lems, M Lewiecki, GP Lyritis, N Napoli, J Paccou, S Silverman, M Sosa, T Thomas


To integrate orthopaedic and medical aspects of treatment.


The Fracture Working Group proposes to produce projects which aim to improve standard of care and primary management of fracture patients suffering from osteoporosis.

Group Objectives

  1. Understand the effect of osteoporotic fracture treatment on bone healing
  2. Review and promote the best clinical practices in the management of osteoporotic fracture patients within the international orthopaedic community
  3. Develop synergic collaborations (clinical pathways) between orthopaedics and allied health professionals to prevent subsequent fractures


  1. Capture the Fracture ( )
  2. Spinal audit

Completed Publications

Effective secondary fracture prevention: implementation of a global benchmarking of clinical quality using the IOF Capture the Fracture® Best Practice Framework tool.
Javaid MK, Kyer C, Mitchell PJ, Chana J, Moss C, Edwards MH, McLellan AR, Stenmark J, Pierroz DD, Schneider MC, Kanis JA, Akesson K, Cooper C; IOF Fracture Working Group; EXCO
Osteoporos Int. 2015 Nov;26(11):2573-8. doi: 10.1007/s00198-015-3192-0. Epub 2015 Jun 13.

Capture the Fracture: A Best Practice Framework and Global Campaign to Break the Fragility Fracture Cycle. Akesson K, Marsh D, Mitchell P, McLellan AR, Stenmark J, Pierroz DD, Kyer C, Cooper C; IOF Fracture Working Group. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Aug;24(8):2135-52. doi: 10.1007/s00198-013-2348-z.

Coordinator-based systems for secondary prevention in fragility fracture patients
Marsh D, Akesson K, Beaton DE, Bogoch ER, Boonen S, Brandi ML, McLellan AR, Mitchell PJ, Sale JE, Wahl DA; IOF CSA Fracture Working Group.
Osteoporosis Int. 2011 Jul;22(7):2051-65. Epub 2011 May 24.

Capture the Fracture
Informative brochure for those interested in preliminary information about this campaign.

Balloon kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty in the management of vertebral compression fractures
S. Boonen, D. A. Wahl, L. Nauroy, M. L. Brandi, M. L. Bouxsein, J. Goldhahn, E. M. Lewiecki, G. P. Lyritis, D. Marsh and K. Obrant, et al. (2011)
Osteoporos Int 22: 2915-2934