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Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis Risk High Among Cerebral Palsy Patients

Key clinical point: Patients with cerebral palsy are at increased risk for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, but not for inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases.

Major finding: Adults with cerebral palsy had increased risks of osteoporosis (adjusted HR, 6.19; 95% CI, 3.37-11.39; P < .001) and osteoarthritis (adjusted HR, 1.54; 95% CI, 1.17-2.02, P <.001).

Study details: A population-based, cohort study of 1,705 adults with cerebral palsy matched with 5,115 adults without cerebral palsy.

Disclosures: The study was supported by an award from Brunel University London’s Research Catalyst Fund. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


O’Connell NE et al. Bone. 2019;125:30-5.