Bisphosphonate-associated atypical subtrochanteric femur fracture

Ely A. Wolin, Kevin P. Banks, Penny J. Vroman

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Bisphosphonates help prevent progressive bone mineralization loss and subsequent osteoporotic fractures. However, long-term bisphosphonate therapy paradoxically increases the risk of a unique injury called an atypical subtrochanteric femur fracture. Despite this, the benefits of bisphosphonates outweigh the risks, because far more pathologic fractures are prevented than induced. The early identification of atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures is important as there is high associated morbidity and mortality. We describe a case of a 76-y-old woman with a completed bisphosphonate-associated atypical subtrochanteric femur fracture.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)72-73
Número de páginas2
PublicaciónJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
EstadoPublished - 2015
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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