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Hello blossomt,
By saying that your bones are soft, does your orthopedic surgeon mean that osteoporosis has developed?

Osteomalacia refers to a softening of your bones, often caused by a vitamin D deficiency. In children, this condition is called rickets. Soft bones are more likely to bow and fracture than are harder, healthy bones.

Osteomalacia is not the same as osteoporosis, another bone disorder that can also lead to bone fractures. Osteomalacia results from a defect in the bone-building process, while osteoporosis develops due to a weakening of previously constructed bone.

I suggest you ask your surgeon which condition you have and how this will impact your rehabilitation.

Either bone conditions can lead to falls and fractures. Was your ACL torn because of a fall?

Wishing you a speedy recovery,


December 27, 2012 - 5:18pm


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