The Experience of Feeling Old after a Fragility Fracture

December 4, 2023 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST |

About the webinar

There has been little exploration of the effect of fragility fractures on patient perceptions of their age. The common assumption is that fractures “happen to old people”.  In individuals with a fragility fracture, we explored the experience of feeling old after sustaining a fragility fracture. Our finding suggest that careful consideration of how bone health messages are communicated to patients post-fracture by health care providers is warranted.




  • Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto

  • Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
  • Full Member of the School of Graduate Studies

  • Co-lead of the evaluation of the Fracture Screening and Prevention Program, a program within the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Osteoporosis Canada

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