Drug correction of the structural and functional state of bone tissue in patients with fibrous dysplasia





fibrous dysplasia, pathological fractures, bone deformities, drug therapy, bisphosphonates, pamidronic acid preparations


In a significant number of patients with fibrous dysplasia, among various orthopedic pathologies, bone pain, its deformation and pathological fractures, disorders of bone tissue and its metabolism are leading. Issues of correction of clinical and orthopedic manifestations of the disease and changes in the structural and functional state of bone tissue are insufficiently studied and need improvement.

Purpose – to improve drug antiosteoporotic therapy for patients with fibrous dysplasia in order to reduce their pain, improve the condition of bone tissue and its metabolism.

Materials and methods. In the department of pediatric traumatology and orthopedics of the SI «ITO NAMSU» in the period from 2015 to 2020, 16 patients with FD were treated (with polyosal form – 6 patients, with Albright syndrome – 5, with Campanacci syndrome – 5), who have been used drug antiosteoporotic therapy, in particular with the use of antiresorbents (pamidronic acid preparations). The age of patients ranged from 6 to 28 years, 13 patients were children. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the therapy results and reduction of pain was performed by applying the «VAS» scale, improving the condition of bone tissue and its metabolism by studying the mineral density of bone tissue and markers of bone metabolism.

Results. The article presents the rationale, general principles and features of antiosteoporotic therapy; indications and contraindications to it; calculations of doses and schemes of application of these or those drugs, including from group of bisphosphonates at a fibrous dysplasia. The presented drug therapy has been successfully tested in 16 patients with fibrous dysplasia. The effectiveness of the treatment is confirmed by the reduction or elimination of pain, stopping the progression of pathological bone disease of the lower limbs, improving structural condition of bone tissue and its metabolism.

Conclusions. The results of drug therapy in patients with fibrous dysplasia indicates its effectiveness and appropriateness of use, which is shown by the relief of pain, improving the structural condition of bone tissue and its metabolism.


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Original articles. Orthopedics