Long-term antiresorptives use has been linked to atypical subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures (AFF), the pathogenesis of which is still unknown. In the present case report they present the results of analysis of bone chips from a 74-year old female patient that had been on alendronate, ibandronate and denosumab treatment, and who sustained an atypical femoral fracture, by histology, quantitative backscattered electron imaging, and Raman spectroscopic analysis.

Bone Rep. 2017 Mar 2;6:81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2017.02.006. eCollection 2017

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