Capture the fracture
A community service designed to help people with osteoporosis avoid secondary fragility fractures is seeing great results
‘Osteoporosis is the “unseen” long-term condition,’ says clinical nurse specialist lead Donna Rowe. It is common for older patients presenting with a hip fracture to have a prior, unrecognised fragility fracture, she says, meaning underlying osteoporosis can go untreated. Even when the disease is identified, oral treatment regimes are poorly tolerated and patient compliance is low.
Nursing Standard. 32, 8, 22-25. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.8.22.s23