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Heterotopic ossification (HO) of the hip after injury to the central nervous system can lead to joint ankylosis. Surgery is usually delayed to avoid recurrence, even if the functional status is affected. We report a consecutive series of patients with HO of the hip after injury to the central nervous system who required surgery in a single, specialised(More)
We report two patients presenting with a subacute right hemisphere stroke. These cases demonstrate a double dissociation between unilateral neglect and anosognosia for hemiplegia. The first patient suffered from a severe left hemiplegia associated with severe and persisting unilateral neglect. He appeared fully aware of his motor impairment. The second(More)
We conducted a retrospective study of the case files of 64 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients presenting severe spasticity, who had received intrathecal (IT) baclofen test injections between 1992 and 2004 in a rehabilitation unit. In almost all cases of our series, IT baclofen was proposed to patients who were no longer able to walk. IT baclofen is a safe and(More)
Conduction aphasia is usually described as a repetition impairment. Semiology or pathophysiology cannot be explained with this definition. We report a single case particularly demonstrative. The patient showed spontaneous speech, denomination, repetition and reading impairments. Main errors were phonemic paraphasia. No arthric disorder nor comprehension(More)
Spasticity is a common symptom in MS patients. It is easy to recognize and evaluate spasticity at rest. The efficacy of numerous treatments has been well documented. Nevertheless, it is difficult, particularly in MS patients, to assess the functional disability due to spasticity and the functional benefit due to treatment. This is why it is appears more(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of rehabilitation on balance, gait and strength in inpatients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS Twenty-one in patients with MS benefited from a program of rehabilitation with evaluation before and after rehabilitation. Balance was assessed by stabilometry, walking speed with use of a locometer device and maximal peak(More)
Orthopedic deformities in the lower limb concern all joints (hip, knee, ankle, foot) with a wide range of clinical forms. Spasticity, contracture, stiffness, laxity, neurological deficit are assessed to establish the surgical procedure. Surgical techniques are adapted to the goals that are detailed with the patient and his family: standing, transferring,(More)
Non-medicinal treatments of spasticity may be proposed in patients with multiple sclerosis as either an adjunct to pharmacological treatments or the first line of treatment. Assessment of non-medicinal treatments, whether manual, surgical or with instrumentation, shows it to be beneficial for limb spasticity. Studies also reveal that, contrary to(More)
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