Treatment with bisphosphonate therapy appears to be associated with an increased risk of atypical fractures of the femur, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine. “Current evidence suggests that there is an association A study in the current issue of the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma links Merck’s osteoporosis drug Fosamax to a rare type of fracture in the femur. The small, observational study looked at 70 patients who experienced low-energy femur fractures, which occur MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Trends in operative management of femoral neck fractures by orthopedic surgeons applying for board certification have changed over time, according to research published in the Sept. 3 issue of The Journal of Bone Proximal Femoral Fractures in elderly patients are a serious problem in the aging society. Recently, surgical indications have changed due to advancements in medical technology. The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcome of elderly patients Luckily, Haley suffered minimal injuries given the scenario. Her Femoral Fracture required an emergency vet visit, x-rays, fluids, hospitalization, surgical repair and medication. Because Haley has been insured with a PetFirst policy since 2007 The researchers analyzed 477 patients’ data, aged 50 years and older, who were hospitalized with a subtrochanteric or femoral shaft 39 patients with an atypical fracture, of which 32 patients or 82.1% were treated with bisphosphonates, whilst of .
Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 2:52 PM ET) — Merck & Co. Inc. urged a New Jersey federal court Tuesday to dismiss part of a multidistrict litigation accusing it of negligence and other claims over femur fractures and similar injuries allegedly caused The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists. ABSTRACT Stress fractures are a common overuse problem among military trainees resulting in preventable morbidity, prolonged training, and long-term disability following military service. Femoral neck stress fractures (FNSFs) account for 2% of all stress OTTAWA, Dec. 20 (UPI) — A review of the research by Canadian health officials found a slightly increased risk of “atypical femur fracture” among those who take bisphosphonate drugs. Officials at Health Canada said this serious type of thigh bone fracture .