Bisphosphonate-related femoral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Fall. Hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Subtrochanteric oblique fracture of the proximal left femur with medial "beaking".

Case Discussion

This is the typical pattern of a bisphosphonate-related femoral fracture. This patient had been taking bisphosphonates for 14 years. There were also typical changes of a stress reaction of the right femur (not shown). 

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Case Information

rID: 40365
Case created: 19th Oct 2015
Last edited: 6th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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