Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of jaw and osteomyelitis

David J. Cennimo, Lisa L. Dever, Hani F. Braidy, Shahid R. Aziz

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We describe three patients with bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw and mandibular osteomyelitis due to oral microflora. All patients required surgical debridement with fixation and prolonged antibiotic therapy. We review the pathology and treatment of this relatively new clinical entity. A high degree of suspicion for infection is needed as well as a collaborative management approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalJK Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


  • Bisphosponates
  • Jaw
  • Mandible
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis

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