Atypical periprosthetic femoral fractures associated with bisphosphonates

Benefits for osteoporotic patients 'probably outweigh risk'

Atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) have been linked to bisphosphonate use, and atypical periprosthetic femoral fractures should be considered a subgroup of those fractures, researchers from Canada report.

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The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Task Force criteria for identifying AFFs currently exclude periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFFs), and the prevalence of atypical periprosthetic femoral fractures in patients with hip and knee arthroplasties is currently unknown.

Dr Etienne Belzile and colleagues from Centre

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