Bisphosphonate use associated with low-energy femoral fractures

By Annie Hayashi

Unique fracture pattern and cortical thickening found

“Bisphosphonates have been extensively and successfully used for the treatment of vertebral compression and osteoporotic hip fractures,” said Brett A. Lenart, MD, at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s 2009 annual meeting. “Several animal studies have recently linked bisphosphonate use to the suppression of bone turnover, which has the potential to alter the biomechanical properties of bone.”

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