bent spine syndrome

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bent spine syndrome 

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bent spine syndrome in older elder

GERIATRICS, ORTHOPAEDICS

A term that dignifies the abnormal forward bending of the trunk often seen in the elderly, which is most prominent when standing or walking, and disappears when lying down. Bent spine may be caused by dystonia and Parkinson’s disease and result in falls due to distal muscle weakness.

Synonym Camptocormism  

Reference www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1074125&blobtype=pdf

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