J Korean Fract Soc.  2020 Apr;33(2):101-104. 10.12671/jkfs.2020.33.2.101.

Treatment of Atypical Ulnar Fracture Associated with Bisphosphonate Therapy - A Case Report -

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea

Abstract

Bisphosphonates can cause atypical fractures when taken for a long time. Atypical fractures appear mainly as femoral subtrochanteric or shaft fractures. On the other hand, reports of atypical fractures in the proximal ulna are relatively rare, with a high proportion of nonunion cases. This paper reports a case of nonunion after fixation for atypical fractures of the proximal ulna.

Keyword

Atypical ulnar fracture; Nonunion; Bisphosphonate; Bone graft
Full Text Links
  • JKFS
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error