Evaluating the Ability of Zoledronic Acid to Reduce the Rate of Subsequent Osteoporotic Fractures After a Hip Fracture
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether zoledronic acid given once yearly for two years to men and women after surgical repair of a recent hip fracture will significantly reduce the rate of all re-occurring (new) osteoporotic fractures. All patients will receive vitamin D and calcium.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female ages 50 years or older
Must have a recent hip fracture repair in the past 90 days
Must be able to walk with or without assistive device (for example, using a walker) prior to the hip fracture
Current bisphosphonate users such as aredia (pamidronate), didronel (etidronate), fosamax (alendronate), actonel (residronate), skelid (tiludronate)
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.