May 3, 2016
Results from this study showed a 12% rate of failure and delayed union among patients with bisphosphonate-related femur fractures treated with surgery.
Researchers reviewed information for 179 patients with bisphosphonate-related fractures, as defined by 2010 America Society of Bone and Mineral Research taskforce criteria, treated at 17 centers. The average patient follow-up was 17 months. Investigators collected data including patient demographics, medication history, prodromal history, injury and surgery characteristics, complications, revision surgery and time to union.