Parkinson's Disease and Symptomatic Osteoarthritis Are Independent Risk Factors of Falls in the Elderly.

Conclusions: Symptomatic hip and knee osteoarthritis are risk factors for falls and related fractures among the elderly population with and without Parkinson's disease. The inability to walk 500 m could be used as a simple predictive factor for the increased risk of falls among elderly populations. PMID: 31700249 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research

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