Parkinson's disease: A risk factor for osteoporosis.

  title={Parkinson's disease: A risk factor for osteoporosis.},
  author={Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand and Franck Durif and Thierry Thomas},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={82 6},
Parkinson's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. On the long term, it may be complicated by various musculoskeletal problems, such as osteoporotic fractures, that have significant socioeconomic consequences. Indeed, patients suffering from Parkinson's disease have a higher fracture risk, particularly hip fracture risk, than other subjects of the same age because of both a higher risk of falls and lower bone mineral density. Bone loss in Parkinson's… CONTINUE READING


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