Fragility Fracture Network: Perioperative SIG

Fragility Fracture Network: Perioperative SIG

NOTE: In the spring of 2020, the FFN expanded the Anaesthesia SIG to the Perioperative SIG with the aim of enhancing collaboration and learning among the many providers and disciplines involved in the perioperative process especially as it relates to fragility fractures. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the perioperative care of fragility fracture patients globally.


To create an interdisciplinary collaborating group of clinicians, researchers and educators within the Fragility Fracture Network who share an interest in understanding and are committed to improving perioperative care of people with fragility fractures across the globe.


To gather and share examples of excellence in perioperative care at individual and structural level especially as it relates to persons who suffer from fragility fractures

To develop and update international consensus on key aspects of perioperative management

To develop contemporary clinical and research questions relevant to perioperative management

To promote and improve communication and understanding between the whole team providing perioperative care

To openly discuss the ethical and moral implications of complex decision making in the perioperative period in frail individuals with fragility fractures with a special focus on the issues around nonoperative management

To develop educational tools for improving the quality, safety and efficiency of perioperative management

Current planned activity

Collation of national evidence-based guidelines from various disciplines on perioperative management of people with hip fracture and other fragility fractures with the goal of disseminating findings through FFN and a publication

Survey of attitudes and influences globally around non-operative management of hip fracture to help guide practitioners on best practices respecting societal and cultural differences

Periodic webinars from leaders in the field of perioperative management prior to the next FFN Congress


Iain Moppett, DM, FRCA MRCP – Co-Lead, United Kingdom. Prof Moppett is Professor of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Nottingham in the UK. He is a consultant anaesthetist, active researcher in perioperative care of older people and deputy director of the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Lynn McNicoll, MD, AGSF, FRCPC – Co-Lead United States. Dr. McNicoll is Associate Professor of Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in the United States. She is a geriatrician and senior mentor for 4 geriatric-surgical co-management programs in the Lifespan Health System in Providence, Rhode Island. She is consultant to the AGS CoCare: Ortho Dissemination project.

Advisory Panel: In development given this is a new SIG