Bisphosphonates in osteoporosis

Osteonecrosis of the jaw is becoming more common

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5988 (Published 10 September 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5988

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  1. Richard A Loukota, oral and maxillofacial surgeon1
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds LS2 9LU, UK
  1. rloukota{at}doctors.org.uk

Poole and Compston support their statement that bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw is “very rare” with a 2007 reference from the US.1 The experience in the UK seems …

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