Practice Matters

Atypical Femoral Fractures: Implications for the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology

Kathy Sharp, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, CCD

Wellmont Cancer Institute, Bristol, Virginia

Author’s disclosures of potential conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.

Kathy Sharp, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, CCD, Wellmont Cancer Institute, 349 Island Road, Bristol, TN 37620. E-mail: mulekat@charter.net


J Adv Pract Oncol 2017;8:395–399 | https://doi.org/10.6004/jadpro.2017.8.4.8 | © 2017 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

Bone-health issues may arise for oncology patients as a side effect of their treatments. One of these may be the development of an atypical femoral fracture. Advanced practitioners should be aware of the risk factors for atypical femoral fractures, and be able to promptly recognize signs, provide patient education, and manage them competently.



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