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Adding injury to insult: fracture risk after stroke in veterans.

Authors
  • Whitson, Heather E
  • Pieper, Carl F
  • Sanders, Linda
  • Horner, Ronnie D
  • Duncan, Pamela W
  • Lyles, Kenneth W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2006
Volume
54
Issue
7
Pages
1082–1088
Identifiers
PMID: 16866679
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Veterans who suffer a stroke are at high risk of subsequent fracture, which can lead to further disability. Women, nonblacks, and those with intermediate functional impairment were at particularly high risk of fracture. Future study should investigate therapies to decrease fracture risk in stroke patients.

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