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Case 14100

Bilateral bisphosphanate-induced atypical femur fractures

Author(s)
Stacie Gilmore, Star Ye, Jayanth H.Keshavamurthy MD

Dept. of Radiology and Imaging, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA, 30912, USA. Email: jkeshavamurthy@augusta.edu
 
Patient
female, 69 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Displaced fracture of right femur

    An AP X-ray of the right femur showed a transverse "chalk stick" fracture of the proximal femoral diaphysis.

     
    Area of Interest: Bones; Geriatric; Musculoskeletal bone; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Treatment effects; Special Focus: Demineralisation-Bone; Drugs / Reactions;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Hairline fracture of left femur

    An AP X-ray of the left femur showed a hairline fracture through the lateral cortex of the mid-femoral diaphysis. Prominent cortical thickening is visible at the fracture site.

     
    Area of Interest: Bones; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Perception image; Treatment effects; Special Focus: Demineralisation-Bone;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Magnified left femur fracture

    A magnified view of the left femur AP x-ray showed more clearly, at the lateral femoral shaft, the hairline cortical fracture with cortical thickening.

     
    Area of Interest: Bones; Geriatric; Musculoskeletal bone; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Perception image; Treatment effects; Special Focus: Demineralisation-Bone; Drugs / Reactions;
     
     
An AP X-ray of the right femur showed a transverse "chalk stick" fracture of the proximal femoral diaphysis.
 
An AP X-ray of the left femur showed a hairline fracture through the lateral cortex of the mid-femoral diaphysis. Prominent cortical thickening is visible at the fracture site.
 
A magnified view of the left femur AP x-ray showed more clearly, at the lateral femoral shaft, the hairline cortical fracture with cortical thickening.
 
 
 
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