Does Parkinson disease (PD) increase the risk of bone fracture?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Analysis of 14 studies found bone mineral densities in patients with Parkinson disease to be significantly lower at the hip, lumbar spine, and femoral neck, whereas, after an examination of 9 studies, the investigators estimated that bone fracture risk is doubled in Parkinson patients. [35, 36]

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