Parkinson's disease patients who fracture their neck of femur: a review of outcome data

Injury. 2006 Oct;37(10):929-34. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2005.11.013. Epub 2006 Feb 17.


Parkinson's disease patients are at increased risk of falls and osteoporosis. They present a challenge to those who treat them for fracture neck of femur. There are conflicting views as to whether they have a worse prognosis, compared to age matched controls. This review discusses their care, including surgical approach and technique, to post-operative management and complications. It highlights the limitations in evidence and the need for further research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / mortality
  • Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data*
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Femoral Neck Fractures* / etiology
  • Femoral Neck Fractures* / mortality
  • Femoral Neck Fractures* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis / etiology
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*
  • Parkinson Disease / drug therapy
  • Postoperative Complications* / mortality
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome