Fracture Working Group


Chair: K Åkesson, K Javaid

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

Co-opted: S Bukata


To integrate orthopaedic and medical aspects of treatment.


To integrate orthopaedic and medical aspects of treatment and proposing projects which aim to improve standard of care and primary management of fracture patients suffering from osteoporosis.


  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 ( ) – in progress: surveys and statistics, benefit calculator, mentorship programme
  2. Vertebral fracture assessment (VFA): work to implement VFA into fracture liaison services
  3. Educational course targeting patients with a recent fragility fracture


Related content: Capture the Fracture.

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

Effective secondary fracture prevention: implementation of a global benchmarking of clinical quality using the IOF Capture the Fracture® Best Practice Framework tool.

Javaid, M., Kyer, C., Mitchell, P. et al. with the IOF Fracture Working Group.

Osteoporosis International (2015). DOI 10.1007/s00198-015-3192-0

Capture the Fracture: a Best Practice Framework and global campaign to break the fragility fracture cycle.

Åkesson, K., Marsh, D., Mitchell, P. et al. with the IOF Fracture Working Group.

Osteoporosis International (2013). DOI 10.1007/s00198-013-2348-z

Coordinator-based systems for secondary prevention in fragility fracture patients.

Marsh, D., Åkesson, K., Beaton, D. et al. with the IOF CSA Fracture Working Group

Osteoporosis International (2011). DOI 10.1007/s00198-011-1642-x

Balloon kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty in the management of vertebral compression fractures.

Boonen, S., Wahl, D., Nauroy, L. et al. for the CSA Fracture Working Group of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Osteoporosis International (2011). DOI 10.1007/s00198-011-1639-5