Steroid effects on bone tissue

Steroids such as prednisone, cortisone or hydrocortisone are members of a class of hormones called glucocorticoids. Their most important long term use side effects as they relate to implants and grafting are the following:
1- Inhibition of bone formation
2- Suppression of calcium absorption
3- Osteoporosis
4- Delayed wound healing and
5- Increased risk of infection
This means that long term use of glucocorticoids can adversely affect the mineralization of a bone graft and postoperative healing including a higher risk of infection.
Patients taking long term glucocorticoids should consult with their physician before undergoing bone grafting or implant surgery.
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Steroid effects on bone tissue

steroid effects on bone tissue


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