Peripheral neurology: special concerns in the elderly.


Changes in the peripheral nervous system produce a major impact on safety and quality of life in the elderly. The chal­ lenges of aging reflect alteration of both neuromuscular and sensoty function. Of particular concern are motor and prop­ rioceptive deficits increasing the risk of falls. In addition, changes in sensoty path­ ways may predispose the elderly to neu­ ropathic pain. This review will focus on aspects of aging in muscle and nerve rel­ evant to these issues.

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@article{Sachs2008PeripheralNS, title={Peripheral neurology: special concerns in the elderly.}, author={George M. Sachs}, journal={Medicine and health, Rhode Island}, year={2008}, volume={91 5}, pages={142-3} }