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 arthroplasty.

By London Spine

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 arthroplasty.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jul 6;93(13):1203-9

Authors: Iwamoto N, Inaba Y, Kobayashi N, Ishida T, Yukizawa Y, Saito T

Several previous studies have demonstrated that bone mineral density loss around femoral implants is common, particularly in the proximal part of the femur, soon after total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of alendronate and alfacalcidol on bone mineral density loss around the femoral implant and in the lumbar spine after total hip arthroplasty.

PMID: 21776573 [PubMed – in process]