Osteoporosis International

, Volume 23, Issue 12, pp 2897–2900 | Cite as

Teriparatide, a nonsurgical solution for femoral nonunion? A report of three cases

Case Report

Abstract

We medicated teriparatide in three patients, who had a nonunion of the femur even after the initial surgical intervention. Teriparatide was administered for 3–9 months after a diagnosis of nonunion. A successful union was obtained in all three patients without further surgical intervention, and no adverse events related to the use of teriparatide were observed. Our report showed that teriparatide could be an alternative to surgical intervention in nonunion of the femur.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySeoul National University Bundang HospitalSeongnam-siSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryChung-Ang University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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