Hip fracture in Parkinson’s disease (PD)

Published in Movement Disorders, 02/26/2013 Dr. Walker compares the incidence and outcomes of Parkinson’s disease (PD) who suffer hip fracture compared to non PD patients in North East England. The team from the Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, United Kingdom saw that PD patients had poorer mobility before hip fracture, had less mobility post surgery and took longer to be discharged into community physical rehabilitation. The team concludes that occupational and physiotherapists managing people with PD who sustain a hip fracture should be aware of potential complications of the condition to improve physical rehabilitation outcomes.


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