oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Atypical femoral fractures : case study

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



A 73-year-old female patient with osteoporosis, who had been taking alendronate for over 15 years, sustained bilateral, atypical femoral fractures two years apart. There was evidence of a stress fracture preceding the current fracture, as seen in the X-rays performed two years prior. Subsequently, she was found to have primary hyperparathyroidism.

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