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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Fractures atypiques du fémur: A propos de trois cas cliniques [Atypical fractures of the femur: apropos of 3 clinical cases].
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Osteoporosis is an increasing public health problem. The bisphophonates are the most useful treatment used through the world to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Their large prescription revealed an unpredictable side effect: the atypical fracture. These fractures appear in the subtrochanteric or diaphysal femoral proximal site, spontaneously or after a low trauma, and could be bilateral. X-rays shows a transversal or oblique fracture with a spur in the cortex and with a diffuse thickening of the cortical of the proximal femur. Expert's recommendations are current in progress to well understand and managed this problem. Here we report three cases of atypical femur fractures occurred in our Centre of bone diseases with some management and treatment propositions.
Aged, Diphosphonates/adverse effects, Diphosphonates/therapeutic use, Drug Substitution, Female, Femoral Fractures/chemically induced, Femoral Fractures/radiography, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary, Fractures, Spontaneous/chemically induced, Fractures, Spontaneous/radiography, Humans, Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal/prevention & control, Risk Factors
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