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Monday, June 15, 2009 Elizabeth Brewer, Community Member, asks

Q: Does reclast have any side effects on knee surgery?

Knee replacement is being contemplated.  Are there any side effects or dangers with the surgery? 

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
6/15/09 5:33pm

Hi Elizabeth, welcome and thanks for your question.  One of the side effects listed by Novartis for Reclast is bone/joint pain.  However, Reclast is routinely being used to speed healing in hip replacements and spinal fracture surgeries.  Since it's used for these types of surgery to help speed healing and bone growth I would *think* it could have the same benefit on knee surgery, but I'm not absolutely sure.  I would ask you ortho surgeon this question and see if Reclast will help with the procedure, healing and bone growth.

 

Since one of the side effects *can be* bone and joint pain, you may experience this, but there is no way to know for sure if this will happen.

 

Good luck with the surgery and I hope you heal fast.  Following through with any Physical Therapy will be essential, so be sure to get the post-op exercise your Dr. orders.  If you have any other questions just post again.

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By Elizabeth Brewer, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/17/10, First Published: 06/15/09