Proximal femoral reconstruction for failed internal fixation of a bisphosphonate-related femur fracture

Rishabh G. Jethanandani, Chima Nwankwo, Philip R Wolinsky, Mauro Giordani, Derek F. Amanatullah

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We present a case of a bisphosphonate-related femur fracture in an elderly woman, who failed treatment with both cephalomedullary nail and proximal femoral locking plate, leading to successful treatment with total hip arthroplasty. Hardware failure should be included in the differential of patients with previous internal fixation of bisphosphonate-related femur fracture that present with hip or groin pain. Arthroplasty can be an acceptable salvage option in an active elderly patient with a bisphosphonate-related femur fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalArthroplasty Today
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016



  • Atypical
  • Bisphosphonate
  • Femur fracture
  • Proximal femoral replacement
  • Subtrochanteric
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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