Atypical femoral fractures have attracted a great deal of attention and controversy in the osteoporosis community because of their association with prolonged bisphosphonate therapy. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemiologic evidence linking bisphosphonates to atypical fractures and to highlight the potential pathologic mechanisms involved in such fractures. A management plan is provided based on the available evidence.
- Atypical femoral fractures
- Atypical fractures
- Bisphosphonate therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine