Paget's Disease of Bone (cont.)
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Joint replacements are the most common surgeries doctors use to treat joint complications from Paget's disease such as osteoarthritis of the hip or knee joints. If a joint has been damaged by this disease and is causing pain, your doctor may recommend a joint replacement (depending on the affected joint).
Osteotomy removes a wedge of bone to help reshape the remaining bone. An osteotomy for the hip or knee is another bone surgery that may help delay a joint replacement. But it is usually only a good choice for a younger person.
For more information on joint replacement surgery, see:
If you have Paget's disease and are going to have bone or joint surgery, you may need medicine for a period of time before surgery to slow the breakdown of bone tissue and decrease the risk of bleeding during surgery.
Other treatment for Paget's disease includes:
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