Osteonecrosis of femoral head treated with alendronate in a 14-year-old boy: a case report.

Abstract

We describe a 14-year-old adolescent with osteonecrosis of femoral head, who was treated successfully with oral bisphosphonate. To prevent physeal damage by surgical treatment, alendronate was administered weekly for 20 months. A complete resolution was achieved. This report suggests that bisphosphonate may be an effective nonoperative treatment for osteonecrosis of femoral head.

DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328349efcf

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@article{Cheon2012OsteonecrosisOF, title={Osteonecrosis of femoral head treated with alendronate in a 14-year-old boy: a case report.}, author={Sang-Ho Cheon and Chang-Wug Oh and Sung-Ki Park}, journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B}, year={2012}, volume={21 3}, pages={260-3} }