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Old 01-19-2010, 05:08 AM   #1
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Osteoporosis, hip, knee replacement

Hi Everyone, A very simple question, what happens if one who has osteoporosis has to have a hip or knee replaced? There are alot of things that need fixed with bones, where does that leave many of us who have osteoporosis. So far so good for me personally, however, that may someday be in my future.

I am re-reading the book " The Myth of Osteoporosis," just love that book, get something good out of it everytime I read it. Blessings!

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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Re: Osteoporosis, hip, knee replacement

Hi wildflowers, good question. I did a quick search and couldn't find much, but what i did find stated that bone fractures don't usually happen during knee replacement surgery. If the surgeon is aware of the person having osteo, i would imagine they would be extra careful not to cause any fractures while doing the procedure.

Isn't it funny how no matter how many times you read a book you get something new from it each time? I think that book should be required reading for anyone newly dx with osteo. I know there are some who won't agree with the message, but for many its very helpful in taking the fear away and helping them deal with their less than perfect bones.

Spring is just around the corner, time to start thinking about the gardens. have a good day..take care..phyllis

Old 01-19-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: Osteoporosis, hip, knee replacement

Thank you Phyllis, I am sure that extreme care would be the focus, I would imagine that if someone was in extreme pain from a fracture, had severe osteoporosis, wiring the replacement in place could be a option. I am more on the side of the strength of the bone then the fragility of the bone. The thought just crossed my mind after having heard about some friends that were having hip and knee replacements but did not have osteoporosis.

Spring!!!! yes!!!! I can visualize it already, we are one day closer. I love my indoor flowers, I am always buying fresh bouquets of flowers to feel
refreshed mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, a touch of springtime.

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