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Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis

I have been considering a hip resurfacing for both of my hips but am worreid about having low bone density as my bones look quite thin on my x-rays. . What is someone supossed to do if she has both osteoarthritis and osteoporosis?
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replied April 26th, 2011
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In such a situation medications like alendronate (Bisphosphonates) can be prescribed by a doctor, which can help to increase the bone density.

Instead of bone resurfacing, you might consider to undergo arthroplasty procedures to help your condition.

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