Dec 8, 2014 ... While osteoporosis is a serious bone disease that leads to ... For most Fosamax
users who have suffered broken bones, the ... Take, for example, Sandy Potter, of
New York. ... Another woman, 62, said her thighbone broke while stepping ...
Some say the drug causes “frozen bone,” a condition that shuts ...
Mar 12, 2015 ... Osteoporosis drugs are marketed and sold as fracture preventive, and ...
Incidence of stress fractures of the femoral shaft in women treated with
bisphosphonates. .... of thigh bone fracture in patients taking bisphosphonates,
drugs used in ... drugs are the cause, there is some evidence that the fractures
Mar 6, 2011 ... There was little or no trauma; in most cases the women were simply standing or
... femur fractures have been reported among women and some men taking ...
They identified those who had suffered femur fractures occurring below the ...
drugs by patients with osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture,” a ...
Mar 8, 2010 ... But now there's mounting evidence that, for some women, taking these ... users of
the popular osteoporosis drug are suffering broken femurs.
It's true that many more people are suffering from osteoporosis today than in ...
some other prescription medication to strengthen their bones. ... in those women
taking them, but the osteoporosis story is much more ... terms of fracture, and as
we've been seeing lately, they may even hurt bone. ..... Fractures of the femur.
Nov 14, 2013 ... ... a small percentage of older women suffer a distinct type of fracture of their
femurs when ... Havill and others have theorized that some women are
genetically ... In their study, Havill and her colleagues examined femurs from 101
... "New studies may explain fractures in some who take osteoporosis drugs.
Nov 1, 2008 ... Research suggests that the osteoporosis medication Fosamax, if taken for ...
patients can or should take Fosamax, but some women and their physicians ... Of
these, 20 had suffered a fracture across the femur, and 19 of those ...
Apr 17, 2010 ... Do osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax lead to broken bones? ... And some of the
women were younger, in their 50s, with ... women taking these drugs are
suffering from serious fractures in their thigh bones -- an ordinarily rare
occurrence. .... of fracture of the subtrochanteric or diaphyseal femur was very
Keywords: Atypical femur fractures, osteoporosis, bisphosphonates, adverse
drug ... caution regarding their 'long-term' use (www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ ...
femoral shaft fractures while taking long-term alendronate and glucocorticoid ...
total of 141 atypical femur fractures occurring in women on bisphosphonate
Feb 28, 2011 ... Dr. Jennifer Schneider was one of the first women to suffer from an ... Suddenly,
her thighbone snapped and she collapsed to the floor. ... bone drug Fosamax,
saying extended use can lead to femur fractures like the one she had in 2001. ...
fractures among patients who've been taking osteoporosis drugs ...