Zoledronic acid infusion after hip fracture decreases new fracture rate and mortality
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Osteoporosis is estimated to contribute to more than 2 million fractures each year, and about 25% of people who sustain osteoporosis-related fractures will die within a year of the fracture. After a fracture, treatment of osteoporosis with a bisphosphonate can reduce the risk of a subsequent fracture, but compliance with oral bisphosphonates is low. Intravenous (IV) bisphosphonates are a relatively new treatment option for osteoporosis. Zoledronic acid (Reclast) and ibandronate (Boniva IV) are the only IV bisphosphonates currently indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Evidence Based Practice 12(7): 01-02.