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Keywords:

  • pseudofractures;
  • osteomalacia;
  • hypophosphatasia;
  • hypophosphatemia

Abstract

Lateral subtrochanteric femoral pseudofractures occurring in adults with osteomalacia from hypophosphatasia and X-linked hypophosphatemia support the hypothesis that atypical femoral fractures in osteoporosis treated with bisphosphonates also result from low bone turnover.