Capture the Fracture® Partnership Aims to Reduce Fractures Due to Osteoporosis

Amgen has partnered with the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the University of Oxford, and UCB to “Capture the Fracture”

Osteoporosis is a serious disease that causes bones to become weak and more likely to break.1 Globally, 8.9 million osteoporosis-related fractures have been reported in a single year.2 These bone breaks can be life-altering,3 and one fracture increases the risk of breaking another bone by 86%.4

To address this, Amgen has partnered with the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the University of Oxford, and UCB on Capture the Fracture®, a global program aiming to reduce the incidence of osteoporosis-related hip and vertebral fractures 25% by the year 2025.

“Supporting Capture the Fracture represents our proactive approach to care designed to predict and help prevent potentially life-altering fractures before they happen,” said Darryl Sleep, M.D., senior vice president of Global Medical and chief medical officer at Amgen.

The Capture the Fracture program advocates for the broad implementation of post-fracture care coordination programs that can help patients with an osteoporosis-related fracture to be identified, screened, diagnosed and appropriately treated if needed to reduce their future fracture risk.

The Capture the Fracture partnership will take a comprehensive, top down (driving policy change and building coalitions) and bottom up (educating institutions to set up and improve post-fracture care patient care) approach to drive more rapid implementation of post-fracture care programs in hospitals and healthcare systems to help patients prevent subsequent fractures due to osteoporosis. These programs are an effective intervention in secondary fracture prevention.5

This partnership aims to double the 390 existing Capture the Fracture programs around the world by the end of 2022, and will focus on key regions including Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe.

This partnership also welcomes collaboration from existing fracture prevention coalitions on international, national and regional levels to drive fracture prevention policy change and prioritization.

Additional elements of the partnership include developing and implementing best practice sharing across post-fracture care program sites, creating a digital tool that documents and communicates post-fracture care effectiveness and providing virtual and in-person mentorship and learning opportunities for healthcare providers.

Read the press release to learn more.


  1. National Osteoporosis Foundation. What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It? Accessed June 3, 2020.
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  3. Fischer S., Kapinos K.A., Mulcahy A. et al. Estimating the long-term functional burden of osteoporosis-related fractures. Osteoporos Int. 2017;28:2843–2851
  4. Kanis JA, Johnell O, De LAet C, Delmas P, et al.. A meta-analysis of previous fracture and fracture risk. Bone. 2004;35:375-382
  5. Akesson K, Marsh D, Mitchell PJ et al. Capture the Fracture: A Best Practice Framework and global campaign to break the fragility fracture cycle. Osteoporos Int. 2013;24(8):2135-52


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