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My dad recently fractured is hip and he learned that he has

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Hi, my dad recently fractured is hip and he learned that he has osteolysis; which I presume is the cause of the fracture as he had no trauma to the area. He is now considering a hip revision surgery. My questions pertains to the osteolysis. Do most patients have revisions who are are diagnosed with osteolysis? Are there drugs that can slow the progression?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
by the way, there is no signs of loosing at this time.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here's a copy of the CT scan results.
Expert:  dr abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ..

Thank you for the question ...

Human bones have both osteophytes bone forming cell and Osteoclast bone loosing cells , with advancing age Osteoclast activity dominates results in to Osteoprosis and ultimately bone fracture .

Drugs like calcium help to increase bone mass , meanwhile Bisphosphonates drugs help to stop bone lysis by limiting the activity .

So yes osteolytic activity could be the reason in his case .

I would suggest you to discuss with his dr regarding use of bisphosphontes .

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