Published: 20 February 2024
Author(s): Tarik Wasfie, Holland Korbitz, Sara N. Nesheiwat, Jennifer Hille, Avery Jackson
Issue: May 2024
Section: Letter to the Editor

Worldwide, half of females above the age of fifty years and 25 % of males over 65 years will sustain a fracture secondary to osteoporosis during their lifetime, with a refracture rate of 50 % in their first year following their initial fracture [1]. As the elderly population and life expectancy continues to rise worldwide [2], the diagnosis of osteoporosis will increase and with it the cost of healthcare. The principle of Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to improve and sustain healthy bones in the elderly population has been recognized since the late 1990′s [3,4].

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