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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
1,549 doctors shared insights

Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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How does a hip fracture affect women with osteoporosis?

How does a hip fracture affect women with osteoporosis?

Increases new risks: Women with hip fractures and osteoporosis are at higher risk for another fragility fracture in the future. Work on balance, strengthen your leg muscles with weight bearing exercise, take your calcium and vitamin d, ask your doctor about bone stimulating medications. ...Read more

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Hip fracture for 95-year-old man? Thought only women got osteoporosis.

Hip fracture for 95-year-old man? Thought only women got osteoporosis.

No : Osteoporosis can affect both men and women, but it is much more prominent in women. Hip fractures are more common in the elderly because of their diminished soft-tissue cushioning around the hips and their often-experienced instability while walking. ...Read more

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Can anyone read my xray of my hip? I have osteoporosis with a high risk for fracture I am a 39 year old female can somebody please help

Can anyone read my xray of my hip? I have osteoporosis with a high risk for fracture I am a 39 year old female can somebody please help

Ask your doctor: Whoever ordered the hip radiograph should have the radiologist's interpretation or reading, and relay the results to you. A bone density exam is indicated for osteoporosis assessment. Unless you are a heavy smoker or have a congenital condition associated with bone loss, and as long as you are physically active you should not have a concern for osteoporosis for a couple of decades. ...Read more

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Would a person suffering from osteoporosis be more likely to suffer a broken hip than a broken shoulder?

Would a person suffering from osteoporosis be more likely to suffer a broken hip than a broken shoulder?

Osteoporosis: It depends on the amount of energy that goes across the bone, the quality of the bone, and the direction of the forces. ...Read more

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Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

One of it : Evista (raloxifene) or Raloxifene is a selective estrogen modulating drug , used in post menopausal breast cancers, is slightly better than tomaxifen in certain aspects, like reducing osteoporoses, reduce the incidence of fractures, has to be used with caution , in presence of vascular , renal & heart diseases may cause lethal thromboembolism. Speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a hip fracture?

What are symptoms of a hip fracture?

Hip groin pain: Hip symptoms are felt in the groin. But a fracture can occur in a variety of areas in the hip and can be felt in general in different areas. A lot of people complain of pain along the outer pelvis. This is usually not where you feel hip pain and more often bursitis of the hip. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hip fracture?

Pain: Pain, pain. Cant walk or put weight on it. ...Read more

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Can saciatic nerve cause hip fracture?

Can saciatic nerve cause hip fracture?

No: One is not necessarily related to the other. However, in severe trauma, both the hip and sciatic nerve can be injured together. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle ...Read more