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Offline LaughingBuddha

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Fosamax
« on: May 03, 2006, 10:54:42 AM »
Hi everyone

I was hoping someone might be able to share any experience they may have had with how effective Fosamax might be in helping fractures and bone stress/bruising heal.

My sports physician has just precribed this for me for a slow healing (7 weeks and almost zero pain relief) tibial plateau rim bone bruise. I am 35 and male.

Would supplementing this with Calcium and Vit D help?

Thanks so much.

Offline ruthpan29

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Re: Fosamax
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 11:01:44 AM »
Hey, i did a DEXA weeks ago and happened to be at -1... the lowest range before I become osteoporotic...
My OS put me on calcium supplements (vit D is not necessary if you live in a country where you get a lot of sunlight...)... saying it would help. He mentioned something about Fosomax slowing down bone renewal that may impede my healing process... so I am just eating calcium supps for the meantime...
this is hopefully to protect my bones against the drilling for my ACLR next week. Also, he encouraged weight bearing (at least partial) though i had a meniscus repair and to walk whenever I can. He mentioned that this would help prevent bone loss...
Good luck... and lemme know the outcome...
Ruth
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Re: Fosamax
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 01:28:02 PM »
Hi ~ My experience with Fosomax has been with a dog - not with people. But when I had a greyhound diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) of the shoulder I did use Fosomax to help prevent a spontaneous fracture. Whether it was a fluke or what, the bone held...Ellie
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Re: Fosamax
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 02:12:05 PM »
I have used Fosamax for some time. My Dexa was great, but when they fixed my ankle the OS said it was a bit 'soft'; os on to the fosamax.  I have used it through fractures that healed quickly and those that didn't?  Fosimax slows the breakdown of bone.  You know that yor body is constantly breaking down bone and making new bone, Fosamax and the others in the class slow the breakdown of bone and that leads to greater bone density.

Check out http://www.medes.fr/Eristo/Osteoporosis/BoneRemodeling.html on the continual process of bone remodeling.
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Re: Fosamax
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 11:49:11 PM »
Thanks guys for your input.

Cheers rozzzie for that helful info.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2006, 11:51:08 PM by LaughingBuddha »















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