J Korean Hip Soc.  2009 Sep;21(3):211-218. 10.5371/jkhs.2009.21.3.211.

The Medical Treatment of Osteoporosis

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. yongsik@korea.com

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide orthopaedic surgeons with a guide for the management and treatment of osteoporosis. Preventing fracture prevention is the key efficacy end point in the medical management of osteoporosis for any patient. Enhancement of the bone mass and improving the bone quality are achieved by a combination of lifestyle modification, dietary supplementation with calcium and Vitamin D and pharmacologic treatment. This has proved effective for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The orthopedic surgeon is frequently contacted to identify patients with an osteoporotic fracture. As the orthopaedic surgeon is often the only physician to see a patient who has sustained such a fracture, orthopaedic surgeons must make every effort to determine if the injury is a fragility fracture so that the patient can be treated to prevent future fractures.

Keyword

Osteoporosis; Medical treatment; Bisphosphonate

MeSH Terms

Calcium
Food Habits
Humans
Life Style
Orthopedics
Osteoporosis
Osteoporotic Fractures
Vitamin D
Calcium
Vitamin D
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