Ask the Nurse

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