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My wife has had 3 broken bones in her leg and diagnosed with osteoporosis and her knee is frozen from scar tissue. Should she have a total knee replacement now or later. She is 57.
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Knee replacement is not advocated with osteoporosis and fracture bones. The implant does not stay with the weak bones and there is high likelihood of failure. Once the bone density returns normal with the calcium and vitamin D supplements, knee replacement would be advised.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

The treatment of osteoporosis are;

1) administration of adequate calcium,

2) vitamin D,

3) anti-osteoporotic medication such as bisphosphonates, parathyroid hormone (PTH), raloxifene, and estrogen.

In addition, possible underlying causes of osteoporosis such as hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism should be ruled out or treated if detected.

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Hope your wife is doing good.

Please let me know if I can do anything further.

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