The Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention was established in March 2020. It is the world’s first university chair in fracture prevention.
The inaugural chair holder is Earl Bogoch, orthopaedic surgeon, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and advocate in the fight for hip fracture prevention across Canada.
Breakfree FLS Launched in March 2023 Registers 125th Patient
With 80% of Canadians suffering from a fragility fracture and not receiving appropriate treatment, Horizon Health Network identified the need for a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to reduce care gap individuals with osteoporosis in Fredericton and surrounding areas.
The Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention Funds the First Fracture Liaison Service Program in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Did you know that approximately 80% of Canadians that suffer a fragility fracture are not started on appropriate osteoporosis treatment, to reduce the risk (or prevent) imminent severe hip fractures in this high-risk group?