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Volume:1 Issue:8 Number:468 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #3297
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Improved bone mineral density up to 12 months with a 6-month oral alendronate intervention


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Three-Year Changes in Bone Mineral Density Around the Knee After a Six-Month Course of Oral Alendronate Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Feb;88(2):267-72

Contributing Authors: CJ Wang JW Wang JY Ko LH Weng CC Huang

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Synopsis

60 female patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomised to receive either a 6-month treatment of oral alendronate following total knee arthroplasty, or no intervention treatment. The primary outcome examined was bone mineral density. The results indicated that significant increases in bone mineral density were observed up to 12 months in the oral alendronate intervention group. At the 3...

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