Children with cerebral palsy are at increased risk of fracture. Factors that may increase risk include decreased bone mineral density, older age, increased severity of disease, immobility, poor nutritional status, anticonvulsant medication use, and abnormal serum factor levels. Still, it is not clear which patients with cerebral palsy would most benefit from risk reduction strategies and exactly what those strategies should be. The goal of this review is to raise awareness of the issue of bone health in children with cerebral palsy and to suggest areas for further research.
Keywords: Cerebral palsy, bone health, osteoporosis, bone mineral density, fracture
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