Australian Fragility Fracture Foundation
The Australian Fragility Fracture Foundation (AFFF) is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the care and outcomes of individuals with fragility fractures in Australia. A fragility fracture is a type of bone fracture that occurs from a minor fall or trauma, often in older people with weakened bones. These fractures can have serious consequences, including loss of mobility, independence, and quality of life.
The AFFF works to raise awareness of fragility fractures and the importance of prevention, early diagnosis, and timely treatment. We also support research and education to advance the understanding and management of fragility fractures in Australia. Our vision is to reduce the burden of fragility fractures and improve the lives of those affected by them.
The Australian component of the Australian & New Zealand Fragility Fracture Registry (ANZFFR) is a project of the AFFF, which will be referred to as the Australian Fragility Fracture Registry. The Australian Fragility Fracture Registry is supported by an unrestricted grant from Amgen Australia.
To date, we have completed a facility level survey of secondary fracture facilities in Australia, locked in the minimum data set for the patient-level registry, received ethics approval to collect patient specific data and started collecting patient data at Concord Hospital.
The first Australian Fragility Fracture Foundation Education Session was held using zoom on the 30th of March 2022. Presentations included Welcome – Stewart Fleming NZ Fragility Fracture progress – Christine Gill, Roger Harris (slides here) Demonstration of ANZ Fragility Fracture Registry – Stewart Fleming Challenges in case identification – Solange Bernado (slides here) Wrap up…
2021 Facility Survey - Completed
The focus of the facility survey is to get a snapshot of the programs and services around the nation that provide secondary fracture prevention.
Fragility Fracture Patient Registry
The National Fragility Fracture Registry will collect patient specific data and has been developed in anticipation of ethics approval. There is a demo site available for testing.