However, these are extremely interesting findings, as the consequences of delayed diagnosis of CSM have only really been thought in terms of a reduced chance of recovery, and more severe neurological deficit. This study highlights other potential consequences such as frequent falls and hip fractures.
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Radcliffe et al. High incidence of Undiagnosed Cervical Myelopathy in Patients with Hip Fracture Compare to Controls. J Orthop Trauma. 2015
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