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Treatment of Osteoporosis (cont.)

Osteoporosis Pictures

The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density.
The image on the left shows decreased bone density in osteoporosis. The image on the right shows normal bone density. Click to view larger image.

Arrow indicates vertebral fractures.
Arrow indicates vertebral fractures. Click to view larger image.

Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine.
Normal spine, B. Moderately osteoporotic spine, C. Severely osteoporotic spine. Click to view larger image.

Hormone replacement therapy causes calcium to be retained in bone cells. Calcium increases bone strength.
Hormone replacement therapy causes calcium to be retained in bone cells. Calcium increases bone strength.Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCE:

National Osteoporosis Foundation


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/7/2015
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