If you’ve broken a bone recently it could be a lucky break. Why? Because a bone fracture can be a warning signal of an upcoming future hip fracture and that’s something we can help prevent.
Right now, only 15% of Canadians have access to fracture prevention programs such as the ones currently working in 45 FLS sites in Canada. BreakFree is aimed at changing that so if you’re reading this you’re in the right place. We can help direct you to a program in your community.
A great deal of work has been done to model algorithms that identify patients at highest risk
based on age, sex, previous fragility fracture, family history and lifestyle factors. And we’ve developed new ways to steer people away from future hip fractures. That’s why we call your fracture, “a lucky break”.