MacOrtho is pleased to announce the most recent publication in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. This publication is entitled, “Teriparatide Treatment of a Glucocorticoid-associated Resorbing Nonunion of a Type III Odontoid Process Fracture: A Case Report."
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Bednar DA. Teriparatide Treatment of a Glucocorticoid-associated Resorbing Nonunion of a Type III Odontoid Process Fracture: A Case Report. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Dec;26(8):E319-22.
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.