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The Program

Doctor holding a clipboard saying "The future is fracture free"

The problem we’re solving is a familiar one. A patient arrives in a fracture clinic or the orthopaedic hospital ward with a low trauma fracture. The orthopaedic team understands at this stage that the patient has self-identified as a likely candidate for a future hip fracture.

Then what happens? We treat the fracture that brought the patient to the clinic — than we do the necessary followup to prevent the next fracture. Except that this followup only happens in 20% of cases in Canada. This means that four-fifths of the time, the patient never gets the preventative followup either from the orthopaedic team, or from their family doctor.

The result? A debilitating, life-threatening hip fracture occurs at a later date. One that could have been prevented.

Enter the Break Free program that aims to change the same old, same old.

Our big idea?
Make it somebody’s job.

Many different people walking