Hip fracture and bone histomorphometry in a young adult with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Haworth1999HipFA,
  title={Hip fracture and bone histomorphometry in a young adult with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Charles S. Haworth and Anthony John Freemont and Anthony Kevin Webb and Mary E Dodd and Peter Selby and E. Barbara Mawer and Judith Adams},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={478-9}
}
A 25-yr-old male with cystic fibrosis sustained a fragility fracture of the left femoral neck, which required surgical correction. He had several risk factors for the development of low bone density and despite treatment with an oral bisphosphonate, his bone mineral density reduced further. The patient died 2 yrs after sustaining the fracture. Bone specimens obtained at post mortem demonstrated severe cortical and trabecular osteopenia, but the histological features were not typical of… CONTINUE READING
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