Caídas como forma de presentación de una espondilosis cervical

Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología 12/2002; 37(3):162–165. DOI: 10.1016/S0211-139X(02)74798-7


Falls in the elderly are a very significant problem that is frequently underassessed. This is significant due both to the morbi-mortality generated as well as to the costs produced, so that they should be prevented and the causes provoking them investigated.
Herein, the case of a 79 year old woman sent to the hospital of Cantoblanco for functional recovery after a femoral fracture is presented in the context of loss of strength in the upper limbs, impairment and repeated falls in the last 6 months. A study and differential diagnosis were performed, taking her symptoms as a reference and it was discovered that the cause of the falls was a compressive cervical myelopathy.

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