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Osteoporosis

Key points

  • Osteoporosis is a systemic disease, affecting nearly 30% of postmenopausal women, characterized by reduced bone density and impaired microarchitecture leading to bone fractures
  • Osteoporosis affects the jaw bone less than the extracranial skeleton
  • Reflecting current data the success of implant surgery in osteoporotic patients is not limited
  • Although antiresorptive medication is highly prescribed in osteoporosis a low risk of the antiresorptive medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) exists, reflecting the low total dose over time application of antiresorptive medication in osteoporosis

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Systemic factors
Patient assessment

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