A Subtrochanteric Femoral Stress Fracture following Bisphosphonate Treatment in an Adolescent Girl
Hormone Research in Paediatrics
Atypical subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures; Bisphosphonates
© 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel. Atypical subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures (AFFs) have emerged as a potential complication of bisphosphonate treatment in adults. Despite increasing off-label use of bisphosphonates in children and adolescents for a variety of skeletal disorders, there have been no reports of AFFs in children or adolescents outside of the osteogenesis imperfecta population. We present the case of a 16-year-old girl who developed a subtrochanteric femoral stress fracture following pamidronate treatment for idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis.
Boyce, A., Collins, M., Tosi, L., & Gafni, R. (2017). A Subtrochanteric Femoral Stress Fracture following Bisphosphonate Treatment in an Adolescent Girl. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 87 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000447425