Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis: analogy to phossy jaw

A Michael Donoghue
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06970.x
Published online: 1 August 2005

To the Editor: Osteonecrosis of the jaw, recently reported in patients treated with bisphosphonates, may be analogous to the historic occupational disease “phossy jaw”.1,2

  • A Michael Donoghue

  • Corporate Office, Alcoa World Alumina Australia, PO Box 252, Applecross, WA 6953.


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