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Insufficiency fractures (IF) occur when normal stresses are applied to bone weakened by osteoporosis.
Subtrochanteric insufficiency fractures in patients on alendronate therapy: A caution.
Insufficiency fractures occur in previously weakened bone under physiologic stress such as post arthroplasty or cruciate ligament reconstruction (1,2).
These investigators theorize that in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone, discontinuity of the medial meniscus results in loss of hoop stress distribution in the medial compartment thus increasing the load experienced in the femoral condyle and potentially predisposing patients to the development of subchondral insufficiency fracture.
Sacral insufficiency fracture (SIF) is a type of stress fracture that occurs primarily in elderly women without definite trauma history.
Sacroplasty: A new treatment for sacral insufficiency fracture.
Yamamoto and Bullough (20) reported on an elderly man who sustained an insufficiency fracture of his femoral head and who was treated with total hip arthroplasty.
Pelvic insufficiency fracture associated with severe suppression of bone turnover by alendronate therapy.