Atypical femoral fractures, bisphosphonates, and adult hypophosphatasia

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Abstract

Lateral subtrochanteric femoral pseudofractures occurring in adults with osteomalacia from hypophosphatasia and X-linked hypophosphatemia support the hypothesis that atypical femoral fractures in osteoporosis treated with bisphosphonates also result from low bone turnover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1134
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Mineral Research
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009

Keywords

  • Hypophosphatasia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Osteomalacia
  • Pseudofractures

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