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OBJECTIVE To investigate the analgesic effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on intractable neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN A single center, prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study. SETTING SCI rehabilitation unit of university rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Seventeen(More)
Although important data on the prognosis and rehabilitation outcome in stroke patients have been reported, data on functional recovery according to stroke subtypes are limited. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate functional outcome in patients with middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke-the most common subtype of ischemic stroke. The records of stroke(More)
INTRODUCTION Spasticity is an important early complication of stroke, which may lead to shortening of gastrocnemius and soleus muscles and contracture in the Achilles tendon and soft tissues of the ankle. Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) is a promising drug for the management of focal spasticity. Serial casting is another alternative method for reducing(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to review the medical complications of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were followed in 2000-2006. METHODS AND PROCEDURES The demographic data, functional and cognitive status of 116 persons with TBI were noted. The presence of communication problems, swallowing disturbances, urinary and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Heterotopic ossification characterized by new bone formation in the periarticular regions of large joints in patients with neurologic injury most commonly occurs on the neurologically involved side. This study presents a very rare localization of heterotopic ossification that developed in the non-paretic limbs of a hemiplegic patient(More)
BACKGROUND Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the ectopic bone formation in non-osseous tissues. This study aimed to present two patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who had HO in knee joint and pain relief after genicular nerve blockage. Case 1: A 14-year-old patient with TBI was admitted with bilateral knee pain and limited range of motion. Physical(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to assess the effect of 5 and 10° lateral-wedge insoles on unilateral lower extremity load carrying line in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis using the L.A.S.A.R. posture alignment system. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty subjects (10 females and 10 males, mean age 67.7 ± 5.4 years (range: 58-78) with bilateral medial(More)
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