Activity, motor function and post-stroke bone loss

Are we doing enough?

Hip fractures are 2-4 times more likely to occur 12 months post stroke compared to age and sex-matched controls. They are associated with higher mortality and reduced mobility. 

Bone changes occur early post-stroke with a reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) due to increased resorption and reduced formation.

This observational study investigated skeletal changes following stroke and their relationship to physical activity, stroke severity, motor control and lean mass.

Results suggest regular standing early post stroke, targeted motor control and return to walking may protect bone and should be implemented in post stroke rehab interventions. 

> From: Borschmann et al., Arch Osteoporos 13 (2018-03-08 06:47:36) 5 . All rights reserved to The Author(s). Click here for the online summary.

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