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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. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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What could be causes of stabbing chest pain with deep breaths? Patient is 86, with MDS, emphysema, & osteoporosis. started after vertebrate surgery.

Chest pains: Stabbing or shooting chest pains with deep breaths are often caused by pinched intercostal nerves which run between 2 ribs. They can also occur with rib fractures or bruises, pleurisy, pulmonary blood clots or pneumonia. A spot xray or bone scan would spot a rib fracture which could occur in this patient with osteoporosis and COPD. ...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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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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What are some signs of osteoporosis?

What are some signs of osteoporosis?

Bone fragility: Easy fractures of bone under minimal or normal conditions. Repeated fractures, stress fractures, spinal compression fractures, etc. Loss of height due to spinal compression fractures. Back pain, developing back hump. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

None: Most patients have no symptoms associated with bone loss until a fracture occurs. It is important to obtain a dexa or bone density scan to measure bone density and see if osteoporosis or bone loss is occurring. ...Read more

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What organs are affected by osteoporosis?

Bone: Osteoporosis affects the strength of the bone, and can predispose patients to develop fractures. In severe cases, spinal deformities can develop which can ultimately also affect the heart, lungs, and GI tract. ...Read more

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What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

DIet, no exercise &: An unhealthy diet is the biggest risk for osteoporosis. Sugar, sodas, excessive meat/protein, coffee, alcohol & smoking all acidify your body & leach calcium from bones. Lack of regular exercise & deficiencies of vit d & k also increase risk, as can malabsorption. See http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html & http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html. ...Read more

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What is the layman's term for osteoporosis?

What is the layman's term for osteoporosis?

Brittle Bones: Osteoporosis results in "weakening" of the bones often leading to fractures. For this reason it is often described as "brittle bone " disease. ...Read more

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What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

Metabolic disease : Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease caused by lack of sunshine, poor quality diets (filled with junk food), lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances, immune system imbalances. ...Read more

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What are the grades or categories of osteoporosis?

See below: According to the world health organization. Normal bone is based on standard deviations of bone loss as compared to normal bone. The more negative the number the more bone loss. Normal 0 to -1 standard deviations, osteopenia is -1 to -2.5 standard deviations, and anything more negative then -2.5 standard deviations is osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis curable?

Is osteoporosis curable?

Osteoporosis: Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition that 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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more