Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p030 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Outcomes of zoledronic acid use in paediatric conditions

Lim Angelina , Simm Peter , James Simon , Zacharin Margaret

Objectives: Intravenous bisphosphonates have been used in children for various primary and secondary bone fragility disorders for three decades but beyond osteogenesis imperfecta, there is very limited information published in relation to outcomes. We report the experience at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne using Zoledronic acid (ZA), describing outcomes based on the underlying condition for which treatment was given, with the aim of informing future protoc...

ba0007oc8 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bisphosphonate improves hip range of motion and pain but not femoral head sphericity: A multicentre, randomized clinical trial of children with Perthes disease

Jamil Kamal , Zacharin Margaret , Foster Bruce , Donald Geoffrey , Hassall Timothy , Siafarikas Aris , Johnson Michael , Tham Elanie , Whitehead Colin , Gebski Val , Barnes Liz , Cowell Chris , Little David , Munns Craig

Introduction: Perthes disease (PD), idiopathic femoral head avascular necrosis, often results in deformity. The underlying cause is unclear and long-term function is directly related to the roundness of femoral head. Current treatment include mechanical treatments and various surgical procedures, which are therapeutic but can’t prevent collapse. A multicentre, prospective, randomised controlled trial of 12 months zoledronic acid (ZA) in children with PD was conducted. We ...