Effectiveness of Alendronate versus Alfacalcidol in maintaining bone mineral density
A Comparison of the Effects of Alendronate and Alfacalcidol on Bone Mineral Density Around the Femoral Implant and in the Lumbar Spine After Total Hip ArthroplastyJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery American; 2011; 93(A); 1203-1209
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60 elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA),who had undergone cementless total hip arthroplasty, were randomized to receive either no drug treatment, alendronate, or alfacalcidol to determine the effects on bone mineral density (BMD). The results of the 48-week trial indicated that alendronate maintained BMD in all areas of the femur, whereas groups who received no treatment or alfacalcidol had p...
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