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How does Forteo better than taken Prolia and Fosamax for bone strengthening for surgery for disk and nerve decompression and very low spinal bone density

A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Robinson
Endocrinology 48 years experience
Osteoporosis: A T score of -2.7 exceeds the lower limit of bone mineral density -2.5 and indicates a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Both Alendronate as a bisphosphonate... Read More

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Dr. Jacek Jodelka
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes and maybe: There any many choices for medications like fosamax (alendronate), (alendronate) some doctors choose that one first because it's the cheapest. I'm not... Read More
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: If you are uncomfortable with the recommendation, you don't have to take the medication. Just see your doctor again to discuss your concerns. Often ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
There are choices.: And your doctor has an obligation to discuss them with you, along with the risks/benefits of fosamax (alendronate).
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Actonel (risedronate) : Actonel (risedronate) and Forteo are in a class of drugs called bisphonates. These drugs are very valuable in preventing fractures of bone due to pro... Read More
Dr. Brett Weinzapfel
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Forteo : Forteo is the brand name for teriparatide, an injection containing a synthetic form of natural human hormone called parathyroid hormone (pth). Unlike ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Reclast (zoledronic acid) maybe: The reccommendation now is to have 5 yrs of a bisphosphnate-you had 7. The point of the therapy is to prevent further deterioration not necessarily t... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Congratulations on you excellent physical activity which can enhance continued bone density and formation. However, if you are post menopausal and not... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wong
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Bone density spine: you are at a higher risk of having complications if hardware is to be used. with a low bone density hardware has a harder time holding in the bone.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Roux
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Depends on level of instrumentation on whether your spine will be able to be tested and compared to previous. Hips will still be able to be tested in... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
6 weeks for healing: You had leg surgery. You want to know how long to heal. 6-8 weeks will have the maximum deposit of collagen to the skin or scar. The bone gets tack... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Osteoporosis: You are very young to be having such advanced osteoporosis. There must be an underlying reason for this. I would recommend that you see an endocrino... Read More

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