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Osteporosis Drugs Cause Spontaneous Fractures

Posted Sep 23 2008 4:36am

fractureSpontaneous Mid Femur Fractures on Bisphosphonates

Dr. Odvina's 2005 report of spontaneous femur fractures in women on fosamax raises questions about the entire class of bisphosphonate drugs. 

This report by Odvina has been duplicated by Goh with his 2007 report in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery of subtrochanteric femur fractures with minimal trauma in women on long term fosamax. 

A third report of spontaneous femur fractures in menopausal women on fosamax was reported by Dr. Joseph M Lane in the New England Journal March 20, and in the June 2008 Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 

He found that bisphosphonate use was observed in 37% of all patients presenting with low-energy mid-femur fractures.

How many menopausal women must suffer spontaneous mid femur fractures before we declare enough is enough and ban this entire class of drugs?

To read more....

Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis, A Closer Look at the Data by Jeffrey Dach MD

Jeffrey Dach MD
4700 Sheridan Suite T
Hollywood Fl 33021

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