Risedronate for the Prevention of Osteoporosis in People With Spinal Cord Injury.
Risedronate for Prevention of Osteoporosis After Spinal Cord Injury
The purpose of this study is to find out if Risedronate works to prevent osteoporosis after spinal cord injury.
Inclusion Criteria: Traumatic spinal cord injury less than 100 days. Must be able to swallow tablets and sit upright. Exclusion Criteria: Bilateral knee flexion contractures. Pregnant, lactating or post-menopausal females. Paget's disease, osteomalacia, steroid induced bone loss, untreated thyroid disease, iritis, uveitis, pancreatitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer or cholecystitis. Treatment in the last year with calcitonin, fluoride or anabolic steroid. Concurrent treatment with prednisone.