Management of fragility fractures in India.

Affiliation

Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Osteoporosis and fragility fractures have become a major healthcare challenge globally in the recent years. However, this problem has only recently been accorded its due importance in developing countries such as India. India is a model case study for the management of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in a resource-limited setting, as it harbors a large geriatric population and has the highest prevalence of osteopenia globally. It is imperative to identify the myriad factors contributing to poor bone health and understand the many hurdles encountered to tackle this healthcare problem in a developing country. Innovative methods for managing fragility fractures are commonly seen. Collaborative multidisciplinary care and structured, evidence-based management has finally found its place in India with the establishment of a regional fragility fracture network. This chapter outlines the current status of management of fragility fractures in India by focusing on the disease burden, hurdles, innovative treatment methods, and the challenges lying ahead.

Keywords

Fragility fracture network,Fragility fractures,Fragility fractures in India,Osteopenia,Osteoporosis,

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