Administration of teriparatide improves the symptoms of advanced bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: Preliminary findings

H. Kakehashi, T. Ando, T. Minamizato, Y. Nakatani, T. Kawasaki, H. Ikeda, S. Kuroshima, A. Kawakami, I. Asahina

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Abstract

Teriparatide is a synthetic polypeptide hormone that contains the 1-34 amino acid fragment of the recombinant human parathyroid hormone that stimulates bone formation. Currently, it is approved only for the treatment of osteoporosis. The outcomes of daily teriparatide injections for the treatment of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw in 10 patients are reported here. Two of the 10 cases dropped out due to adverse events. Of the remaining eight cases, seven exhibited clinical improvement of the jaw-related symptoms of osteonecrosis and progression of the sequestration, while one case did not show improvement of the symptoms. Administration of teriparatide in patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw promotes bone formation and subsequent sequestration over a short period of time. These results suggest that adjunctive teriparatide therapy is a viable and effective option for treating osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1558-1564
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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