Falls, fractures, and osteoporosis after stroke: time to think about protection?

@article{Poole2002FallsFA,
  title={Falls, fractures, and osteoporosis after stroke: time to think about protection?},
  author={Kenneth E. S. Poole and Jonathan Reeve and Elizabeth A. Warburton},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          1432-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is a significant complication of stroke. The clinical course of hemiplegic stroke predisposes patients to disturbed bone physiology. Sudden immobility and unilateral loss of function unload the skeleton at key areas such as the affected hip. This is manifest by an early reduction in bone density at this site. Stroke patients may also have motor, sensory, and visual/perceptual deficits that predispose them to falls. These factors result in an early but sustained increase… CONTINUE READING
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