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FDA Clears Hologic's Single Energy Femur Exam to Visualize Features Associated with Developing Atypical Femur Fractures on a DXA Platform
Date:8/1/2013

progress to a complete fracture. Complete fractures extend through the entire femoral shaft often with the formation of a medial spike. Incomplete fractures occur in the lateral cortex only. Complete atypical femur fractures occur without trauma or with only minimal trauma and studies have shown that healing is often delayed.2 Treatment options for incomplete atypical femur fractures are limited and include stopping anti-resorptive and bisphosphonate therapies, restricting activities, and, in some instances, prophylactic surgery to prevent a complete fracture.

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