osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis

You'll hear more controversy about osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.

This destruction of the jaw bone was initially seen in patients on high doses of IV bisphosphonates for cancer.

The incidence with ORAL bisphosphonates is much lower...probably less than 0.1%.

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