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How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

None: There is no surgery for osteoporosis at the level of the knee. If there is osteoarthritis the recovery time depends on the type of surgery performed. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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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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77 yo w/osteoporosis , broke shoulder, 4 places, odds of it healing w/o surgery? She healthy otherwise and always full of energy.

77 yo w/osteoporosis , broke shoulder, 4 places, odds of it healing w/o surgery?  She healthy otherwise and always full of energy.

See below : Sounds to me a partial shoulder replacement . She has several risk factors for fracture non union . The "parts" of the fracture , displacement , pre existing disease , hand dominance and patient activity and future expectations are some of the considerations to determine the best treatment . Ask your orhropaedic surgeon and if not happy or you donot hear what you wanted , get 2 nd opinion speciali. ...Read more

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I have parathyroid&osteopenia,my dr said "there's no surgery now we currently just watch it" (Ca:10mg/dl) how can I avoid myself from osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: The details you mention seem to be missing something. Calcium at 10 mg is OK. At age 38, there is no apparent reason to think you have osteoporosis. Surgery is not an issue - please have your doctor tell you all the information and explain if abnormal values (unlikely) suggest something is wrong. ...Read more

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Does having osteoporosis affect the outcome of my foot surgery?

Does having osteoporosis affect the outcome of my foot surgery?

Depends: Yes if boney surgery like bunion or fracture you'll heal much slower and be more prone to none healing or loss of fixation which is sometimes used to fix bones or anchor ligaments/tendons. If it's a soft tissue not so much. ...Read more

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Dr b miller. Wheelchair came after disuse osteoporosis it occurred from delayed surgery need to use cuz right leg can no longer bear all the weight.

Dr b miller. Wheelchair came after disuse osteoporosis it occurred from delayed surgery need to use cuz right leg can no longer bear all the weight.

Graduated program: I think a good way to regain your ability to walk again is get up on crutches and put 25% of your weight on your leg for a week, 50% for the next week, then 75% the third week and finally 100% the fourth week. This regimen will get you the ability to get back on your feet in a month. ...Read more

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I have had 8 surgeries over the past five years, now I have osteoporosis, i eat healthily, i exercise well, what more can I do to feel healthy & well?

I have had 8 surgeries over the past five years, now I have osteoporosis, i eat healthily, i exercise well, what more can I do to feel healthy & well?

Osteoporosis: To treat osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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