Orthopaedic surgeon attitudes a barrier to bisphosphonate use after fragility fractures

Orthopaedic surgeons appear reluctant to initiate early bisphosphonate therapy following fragility fractures due to misperceptions about bone healing, a Victorian study suggests. According to a retrospective audit of practice at Boxhill Hospital, only 32 (18%) of 181 patients with fragility fractures likely to be due to osteoporosis were started on bisphosphonates. A survey of orthopaedic ...

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