Assessment of bone microarchitecture in postmenopausal women on long term bisphosphonate therapy with atypical fractures of the femur

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 10/16/2013

The aim of the study was to evaluate if bone microarchitecture assessment could help explain the pathophysiology of these fractures. The results indicate that there may be other individual factors predisposing to atypical fractures in patients treated with bisphosphonates, and that those are independent of bone micro–architecture. In the future, identification of those factors could help prevent and understand the complex physiopathology of these rare events.

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