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Impact of falls

Fractures (broken bones)

33% of falls in PD have fractures1

Hip fractures account for most of medical costs

Bruising

Brain hemorrhage

Immobility if unable to

arise after fall

Fear of falling

1Wielinski, et al. Mov Disord. 2005 Apr;20(4):410-5.

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