J Bone Metab.  2012 Nov;19(2):159-162. 10.11005/jbm.2012.19.2.159.

Insufficiency Fracture of Ipsilateral Femur Neck in Patient Treated with Long Term Bisphosphonate Treatment: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea. drlee337@naver.com


Bisphosphonate is notable for the treatment of osteoporosis in the world. But recently if Bisphosphonate is taken for a long time, it causes an insufficiency fracture by suppression of bone turn-over and it is reported rarely on femur neck. Here we report a case of insufficiency fracture on ipsilateral femur neck in woman treated with long term Bisphosphonate therapy.


Bisphosphonate; Femur neck; Insufficiency fracture; Osteoporosis

MeSH Terms

Femur Neck
Fractures, Stress


  • Fig. 1 Initial radiograph shows a right femoral neck fracture with sclerotic superior cortex and an undisplaced linear pattern.

  • Fig. 2 Postoperative radiograph shows a well fixed 3 cannulated cancellous screws inside the femoral neck.

  • Fig. 3 Radiograph at 4 months after the operation shows union state without any complications.

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