Korean J Bone Metab > Volume 18(1); 2011 > Article
Korean Journal of Bone Metabolism 2011;18(1):65-68.
Sequential Bilateral Insufficiency Fractures of the Femur Neck in Patients Treated with Prolonged Bisphosphonate Therapy
장기간 비스포스포네이트를 사용한 골다공증 환자에서 순차적으로 발생한 양측성 대퇴경부 부전골절
S-서울병원 정형외과1, 중앙대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실2
The relationship between long-term bisphosphonate usage and insufficiency fracture in osteoporotic elderly patients has been increased interest in recent years. Most reported insufficiency fractures are predominantly concentrated on proximal femoral shaft or pelvic bone. However, there was no report about insufficiency femoral neck fracture after long term use of bisphosphonate in domestic. We experienced a rare case of a 70-years-old woman who was diagnosed with bilateral insufficiency femoral neck fracture after 8 years use of alendronate. We performed an internal fixation using 6.5 mm diameter cannulated screws for the both insufficiency femoral neck fracture. Symptoms disappeared immediately after the surgery and there was no radiologic and clinical complication such as nonunion or delayed union up to the latest follow-up at 12 months postoperatively.
Key Words: Bilateral insufficiency fracture, Bisphosphonate, Femur neck, Internal fixation


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