Video Summary: No Increased Risk of Nonunion with Bisphosphonates in Medicare Cohort Following Surgery for Long-Bone Fractures

A video summary is available with the new study by Thorne et al. in JBJS: 

No Increased Risk of Nonunion with Bisphosphonate Use in a Medicare Claims Cohort Following Operatively Treated Long-Bone Fractures

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As concluded by the authors: “The rate of nonunion after operatively treated long-bone fractures was 9.4%. In this cohort, use of a bisphosphonate or SERM/HRT [selective estrogen receptor modulators/hormone replacement therapy] was not associated with fracture union status at 1 year. Orthopaedic surgeons should not withhold or delay initiating medical therapies for osteoporosis in the setting of acute fracture out of concern for nonunion.” 

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