Osteoporosis Canada’s Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Hub promotes and supports the implementation of quality Fracture Liaison Services in jurisdictions across Canada. FLS will improve osteoporosis care and clinical outcomes for fracture patients while reducing overall healthcare costs by reducing expensive repeat fractures.

The main objectives of an FLS

  • Identification

    All men and women over 50 years of age who present with fragility fractures will be assessed for risk factors for osteoporosis and future fractures.

  • Investigation

    As per 2010 Osteoporosis Canada Guidelines, those at risk will undergo BMD testing.

  • Initiation

    Where appropriate, osteoporosis treatment will be initiated by the FLS.


Osteoporosis Canada Launches New FLS Registry

A Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is a specific model of care where a coordinator pro-actively identifies fracture patients, on a system-wide basis, and determines their fracture risk with the express purpose of facilitating effective osteoporosis treatment for high-risk patients. FLS is, by far, the most effective secondary fracture prevention method to ensure fracture patients receive the osteoporosis care they need to prevent additional fractures.

The FLS Registry Map was launched to profile hospitals that have implemented FLSs meeting all of the 8 Essential Elements of Fracture Liaison Services.

Each of the FLSs showcased on the Registry map has demonstrated a commitment to the principles of identification, investigation and initiation of treatment which will ensure fracture patients will receive the care they need to help prevent future fractures.

The Registry:
  • Acknowledges those Canadian hospitals that have implemented effective 2i or 3i models of FLS care
  • Allows a bird’s eye view of the breadth and location of FLS across the country
Are you an FLS who has not yet completed a submission to the Registry Committee?

We encourage you to open this link to further review the Essential Elements needed for an FLS to be successful and the application process for inclusion in the FLS Registry. Submissions will be reviewed on a regular basis by the FLS Registry Committee.

Upcoming events

ISCD -The International Society for Clinical Densitometry-25th Annual Meeting
Mar 20-23, 2019
Kuala Lampur, Malyasia
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ESCEO – World Congress on Osteoporosis
Apr 4-7, 2019
Paris, France
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ECTS – European Calcified Tissue Society
May 11-14, 2019
Budapest, Hungary
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NOF-ISO- National Osteoporosis Foundation – Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis
May 15-18, 2019
La Jolla, California, USA
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8th FFN Global Congress 2019-Fragility Fracture Network
Aug 28-30, 2019
Oxford, UK
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