Diagnosis of proximal femoral insufficiency fractures in patients receiving bisphosphonate therapy

Jack A. Porrino, Chad A. Kohl, Mihra Taljanovic, Lee F. Rogers

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe the imaging features of proximal femoral insufficiency fractures in patients on long-term bisphosphonate therapy. CONCLUSION. The imaging findings of bisphosphonate- related femoral insufficiency fractures, which include a typical proximal diaphyseal location and transverse liner radiolucency through localized thickening of the lateral cortex, allow a specific diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1064
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Bisphosphonate
  • Femur
  • Fracture
  • Insufficiency
  • Subtrochanteric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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