TITLE

Atypical forearm fractures associated with long-term use of bisphosphonate

AUTHOR(S)
Moon, Jungyu; Bither, Nitin; Lee, Taehun
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jul2013, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p889
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
Recent reports on atypical femoral fracture have raised concerns about the long-term use of bisphosphonate. More recent case series focus specifically on the subtrochanteric fractures. But, there is relatively rarity and unawareness of atypical fracture in upper extremity. We report forearm fracture in two women receiving long-term bisphosphonate therapy. First woman presented with pain in the forearm and both thighs and radiographs showed incomplete fractures in a proximal ulnar shaft and bilateral femoral shaft. The other woman had a fracture in the radial shaft. This report suggests atypical fractures associated long-term use of bisphosphonate could occur in bones other than femur. More study is required to identify the magnitude of clinical features of this emerging concern.
ACCESSION #
88235299

 

Related Articles

  • Alternative treatment of forearm double fractures: new design intramedullary nail. Köse, Ahmet; Aydın, Ali; Ezirmik, Naci; Can, Cahit; Topal, Murat; Tipi, Tugay // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Oct2014, Vol. 134 Issue 10, p1387 

    Objective: This study aims to evaluate the results of intramedullary nail treatment in surgical treatment of adult displaced radius and ulna diaphyseal fractures. Patients and methods: Eighteen patients (36 forearm fractures) who underwent intramedullary nail treatment due to radius and ulna...

  • Unique x-ray. Gaudon, Cathy // Body Cast;Jan-Jun2014, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p12 

    No abstract available.

  • Internal fixation of fractures of both bones forearm: Comparison of locked compression and limited contact dynamic compression plate (Letter 1)/(Letter 2). Dhamangaonkar, Anoop C.; Goregaonkar, Arvind B.; Sharma, Siddhartha; Singh, Manjeet; Butt, Mohammad F. // Indian Journal of Orthopaedics;May/Jun2012, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p374 

    Two letters to the editor are presented in response to the article "Internal fixation of fractures of both bones forearm: Comparison of locked compression and limited contact dynamic compression plate," by Saikia and colleagues in the September-October 2011 issue.

  • CHAPTER 13: Forearm fractures. Patel, Rahul; Haddad, Fares // Orthopaedic Trauma: A Systematic Approach;2008, p93 

    Chapter 13 of the book "Orthopaedic Trauma: A Systematic Approach," edited by Fares Haddad, Sam Oussedik and Rahul Patel is presented. It discusses the fractures of shaft of radius and ulna and both. It outlines the mechanism, clinical manifestation, classification, management and treatment of...

  • Re-displacement of Extraphyseal Distal Radius Fractures Following Initial Reduction in Skeletally Immature Patients. Goldstein, Rachel Y.; Otsuka, Norman Y.; Egol, Kenneth A. // Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases;2013, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p132 

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of sugar tongs splints to maintain reduction of pediatric distal radius and distal both bones forearm fractures compared to acute casting. Materials and Methods: The trauma database of an urban level-one trauma center was queried...

  • Percutaneous osteosynthesis of Galeazzi fracture-dislocation. Gadegone, Wasudeo M.; Salphale, Yogesh; Magarkar, D. S. // Indian Journal of Orthopaedics;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p448 

    Background: A Galeazzi fracture is defined as a fracture of the radius associated with dislocation of the distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ). The conventional surgical technique of nailing does not give enough stability and open reduction, internal fixation with the plate is associated with...

  • radius, fracture of. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p648 

    An encyclopedia entry for "fracture of radius" is presented. It refers to a common type of fracture involving the radius, the shorter of the two bones found in the forearm. It is noted that treatment of the fracture depends on the severity of the injury. Supportive bandage is for minor injuries...

  • Nonunion of the Radius After Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing of a Midshaft Forearm Fracture in a Seven-Year-Old Child. Holm, Anne Guro Vreim; Randsborg, Per-Henrik // Case Connector;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p1 

    The article presents a case study of a seven-year-old boy who sustained a closed displaced midshaft fracture of the right forearm. He had undergone an open reduction by a small dorsal incision and was inserted with Hohmann retractor, which reduced the fracture. A discussion on the development of...

  • UNSTABLE FRACTURE OF RADIUS AND ULNA OUTCOME OF INTRAMEDULLARY KIRSCHNER WIRE FIXATION IN CHILDREN. ALAM, WAQAR; ALI SHAH, FAAIZ; DURRANI, ZAFAR; ASKAR, ZAHID; AYAZ KHAN, MUHAMMAD; HAYAT, SIKANDAR // Professional Medical Journal;May2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p323 

    Objectives: To know the functional outcome of Intramedullary Kirschner Wire fixation of unstable Radius-Ulna fractures in children. Study Design: Descriptive study. Period: 27/03/2009 to 26/03/2010. Setting: Department of Orthopedic and Trauma, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. Patients and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics