Implant failure caused by non-union of bisphosphonate-associated subtrochanteric femur fracture.
AffiliationDepartment of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Connolly Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
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CitationImplant failure caused by non-union of bisphosphonate-associated subtrochanteric femur fracture. 2014, 2014: BMJ Case Rep
JournalBMJ case reports
AbstractBisphosphonate use has been identified as a contributory factor in atypical subtrochanteric fracture of the femur. These fractures are commonly treated with an intramedullary device. We present a case of implant failure of an intrameduallary device caused by non-union of an atypical subtrochanteric fracture.