I had knee replacement surgery a month ago. My surgeon was very concerned about my bones. He said they were very soft. I previously had primary hyperthyroidism and had surgery in June. How long after my total knee replacement surgery should I wait to start treatment for osteoporosis?
It is important to see a physician who specializes in Osteoporosis. You will need blood work, including chemistries PTH thyroid TSH 25-OH, vitamin D and 24 hour urine collection for calcium.
There are several treatment options that can be tailored for what is best for you based on the following:
- Family history
- Personal medical history
- Hormonal status
- Any other associated medical problems
All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse
February 6, 2018 at 10:17am