M A E Keenan

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A modified version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire in visual analogue format was used to evaluate the sensory, affective and evaluative intensities of pain experienced by 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 20 patients with degenerative arthritis. The affective component of the pain was found to be more intense than the sensory component in all(More)
Spasticity that interferes with upper extremity function is common in adults following stroke, brain injury, or anoxia. During the period of neurologic recovery definitive surgical procedures are avoided. Techniques to temporarily reduce spasticity include the implantation of a MicroPort reservoir and catheter for repeated branchial plexus blocks and phenol(More)
One-hundred consecutive patients were prospectively evaluated on admission to our Brain Injury Unit for signs and symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) in the upper extremity. Patients averaged 4 months postinjury and had an average age of 29 years. Thirteen patients had clinical signs and symptoms of RSD and were then evaluated with standard(More)
Control of elbow motion was evaluated in 45 extremities of adults with spasticity resulting from traumatic brain injury with use of dynamic electromyography. Simultaneous recording of elbow motion was obtained using a double parallelogram goniometer. Thirty-four male and 9 female patients were studied. Mean elbow flexion was 85 degrees and mean extension(More)
When neurologic recovery has plateaued following traumatic brain injury, careful assessment is needed prior to making surgical decisions to correct residual limb deformities. Sufficient cognition to follow simple commands, cooperate with postoperative therapy, and benefit from improved function is essential. Sensation must also be intact. Motor control of(More)
Orthopedic surgery can help restore extremity function to many patients with upper motor neuron syndromes (UMN). Impairments are divided into those that cause problems with the active function of the extremity versus those that impede passive function. Limb deformities commonly result from both dynamic (spastic) and static (contractural) components.(More)