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DRUG THERAPIES FOR HEALTHY BONES: RALOXIFENE (EVISTA)

The newest pharmaceutical option for protecting bone density is raloxifene (brand name Evista). Raloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), which, simply stated, means it has a chemical structure similar to estrogen and attaches itself to molecules in the body where estrogen would otherwise attach. It prevents bone loss by reducing breakdown of bone [...]

KNEE FRACTURE: IS IT DISPLACED OR NONDISPLACED?

Bone fractures tend to heal themselves in a process that I will explain later, and in most cases, your physician will simply let nature take its course. However, there are times when surgical intervention is necessary. Surgery is almost always required in the case of a displaced fracture when a bone breaks in such a [...]