The incidence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in women with hip osteoarthritis scheduled for cementless total joint replacement.

@article{Mkinen2007TheIO,
  title={The incidence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in women with hip osteoarthritis scheduled for cementless total joint replacement.},
  author={Tatu Johannes M{\"a}kinen and Jessica J. Alm and Hanna K Laine and Erkki Svedstr{\"o}m and Hannu T. Aro},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={1041-7}
}
INTRODUCTION The co-existence of osteoporosis (OP) and osteoarthritis (OA) remains obscure. No systematic studies have been carried out to exclude the possibility that especially female osteoarthritic patients selected for cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) suffer from primary or secondary OP. METHODS A subgroup of fifty-three female patients (average age, 64.7 years) with advanced primary hip OA scheduled for cementless THA were recruited for DXA and laboratory screening. Before surgery… CONTINUE READING