From Silver to Gold for Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital

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The hospital's Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) becomes the third Japanese FLS to achieve gold designation from Capture The Fracture. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Niigata Rehabilitation Hospital's FLS for achieving a gold! This hospital joined Capture the Fracture in May 2016 for the first time, and was awarded a silver for its services to prevent secondary fractures.

The FLS has been revaluated recently and is now officially recognized as a Gold FLS in Japan. The FLS is led by Dr. Yamamoto, and sees hip fracture patients, inpatients, outpatients, and vertebral fracture patients.

The service provides comprehensive post-fracture assessment and long-term follow up for patients over the course of two years so that they won’t have another fracture again.

Japan now has 17 FLS registered with CTF, among which 3 are gold FLS, 6 are silver FLS, and 7 are Bronze FLS (1 is under review).

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