Clinical correlates of atypical femoral fracture.

  title={Clinical correlates of atypical femoral fracture.},
  author={Joan C Lo and Susie Yi Huang and Grace A. Lee and Stutee Khandelwal and Jason Provus and Bruce Ettinger and Joel R. Gonzalez and Rita L. Hui and Christopher D. Grimsrud},
  volume={51 1},
BACKGROUND Reports of atypical femur fracture in bisphosphonate-exposed women have prompted interest in characterizing the clinical profiles of these patients. METHODS Among women age ≥60 years with hip or femur fracture during 2007-2008, we identified 79 with low-trauma subtrochanteric or femoral shaft fracture. Radiographic images were reviewed to assign fracture pattern and distinguish atypical femur fracture from non-atypical femur fracture. Differences in clinical characteristics and… CONTINUE READING