Alendronate improves bone mineral density after total knee arthroplasty
The effect of alendronate on bone mineral density in the distal part of the femur and proximal part of the tibia after total knee arthroplastyJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Nov;85-A(11):2121-6
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96 women undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive oral alendronate at a dose of 10 mg/day for six months, or not. The bone mineral density in the distal part of the femur and proximal part of the tibia was determined preoperatively and at 6 and 12 months postoperatively. Significant decreases in density were seen in the control group at 6 and 12 months, though patients receivi...
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