[PDF] Fracture liaison services (BOAST 9)

Source:
British Orthopaedic Association - BOA
Publisher:
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Publication date:
01 August 2014

Abstract

Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) provide secondary prevention for fragility fractures (defined as a fracture following a fall from standing height or less). These services systematically and proactively identify patients in secondary and/or primary care who have suffered a fragility fracture and assess the patient’s risk of future fragility fracture in a timely fashion. FLS then provide advice and/or therapy to reduce that risk. There is now good evidence that these services are cost-effective and can result in a reduction in the incidence of fragility fractures in the local population.