Significant Loss of Areal Bone Mineral Density Following Prolonged Bed Rest During Treatment With Teriparatide

Christopher T Martin, Catherine B Niewoehner, Lynn A Burmeister

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Abstract

We present of a case of severe osteoporosis with thoracic myelopathy secondary to nontraumatic T8 compression fracture managed nonsurgically with 3.5 months of bed rest. Despite treatment with teriparatide starting at initial presentation, 1-year follow-up dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan revealed a significantly greater than expected 19% reduction in lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) and a 6% reduction in total hip density. Daily alcohol consumption, severe osteoporosis at baseline, and immobilization secondary to transient myelopathy treated with strict bed rest all likely contributed to unexpected BMD findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Endocrine Society
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017

Keywords

  • Bone mineral density
  • Immobilization
  • Osteoporosis
  • Teriparatide

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports

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