Teriparatide Treatment of a Glucocorticoid-associated Resorbing Nonunion of a Type III Odontoid Process Fracture Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • STUDY DESIGN: This is a unique case report. OBJECTIVES: To describe a successful case of Teriparatide treatment of odontoid nonunion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Animal models suggest that this drug may enhance fracture healing, and there are 3 similar cases previously published elsewhere. METHODS: We describe the evolution of our case over time with serial computed tomography scan imaging confirming the treatment success. RESULTS: Drug treatment of the odontoid nonunion was successful. CONCLUSION: Drug treatment of the odontoid nonunion may be an option and merits formal study.

publication date

  • December 2013