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Halting Bone-Building Osteoporosis Drug Use Cuts Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture in Half
Date:2/8/2012

e if the bisphosphonates are continued," said lead investigator Richard Dell, MD, a researcher in the Department of Orthopaedics at Kaiser Permanente. "Based on these observations, we recommend discontinuing bisphosphonate use as soon as possible after the initial atypical femur fracture has occurred."  

Dr. Dell then recommends the ongoing evaluation of these patients, through X-ray or MRI, as they still are at risk for a subsequent, atypical femur fracture on the other femur.

If the patient is at high risk for other fractures, the study recommends use of an alternative osteoporosis medication.

Disclosure:  The author of this study does not have anything related to disclose.

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