The rate of bone turnover in the femoral shaft is normally quite low. In some patients being treated with alendronate, the remodeling rate may have been excessively low. This suggests that before a patient is given a bisphosphonate, biomarkers related to bone resorption and formation should be measured.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine