Title: Avascular necrosis of the proximal carpal row of the wrist. A possible complication of bisphosphonate
Authors: Didden, Karolien
De Smet, Luc
Vandenberghe, Lore
Sciot, Raf
Degreef, Ilse # ×
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
Publisher: Editions Elsevier
Series Title: Chirurgie de la Main vol:31 issue:6 pages:355-357
Article number: doi: 10.1016/j.main.2012.10.168
Abstract: Reports of coexisting osteonecrosis of more than one carpal bone are rare. We report an osteonecrosis of the entire proximal carpal row of the wrist, started briefly after intravenous bisphosphonate administration. The use of bisphosphonates for the treatment of osteoporosis is increasing. Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is one of the known adverse effects during chronic treatment with bisphosphonates. This case is reported to make clinicians aware of a possible causative link between bisphosphonate use and osteonecrosis of other bones
ISSN: 1297-3203
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomechanics, -implants and Tissue Engineering (-)
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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