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How does hyperparathyroid treatment improve bone strength?

Decreased bone density is one of the most serious problems caused by primary hyperparathyroidism. After successful parathyroidectomy, patients regain as much as 6 to 12% of their bone strength. Even better, although patients with primary hyperparathyroidism are at increased risk for fracture when compared to the general population, after successful parathyroidectomy, the risk of fracture returns to that of the average person. In fact, there was a 14% decrease in the 10-year fracture risk (hip fractures had the biggest decrease in risk).

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