Identifying Incomplete Atypical Femoral Fractures With Single-Energy Absorptiometry: Declining Prevalence

@inproceedings{McKenna2017IdentifyingIA,
  title={Identifying Incomplete Atypical Femoral Fractures With Single-Energy Absorptiometry: Declining Prevalence},
  author={Malachi John McKenna and Fergus Eoin McKiernan and Bernie McGowan and Carmel Silke and Kathleen E Bennett and Susan van der Kamp and Paul Ward and Conor J Hurson and Eric Heffernan},
  booktitle={Journal of the Endocrine Society},
  year={2017}
}
Background Atypical femur fractures (AFFs) are associated with long-term bisphosphonate (BP) therapy. Early identification of AFF prior to their completion provides an opportunity to intervene, potentially reducing morbidity associated with these fractures. Single-energy X-ray absorptiometry (SE) is an imaging method recently shown to detect incomplete AFF (iAFF) prior to fracture completion. Methods Between May 2013 and September 2014, we assessed 173 patients who had been prescribed BP… CONTINUE READING