M M Freed

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Clinicians need to know recovery of neurologic function in the upper extremities after traumatic quadriplegia to prognosticate function in self-care, to determine the effectiveness of various interventions, and to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. This study was undertaken to determine the extent of recovery of key muscles of the arms in motor(More)
Hypothesized that maternal perceptions would be more significant predictors of emotional adjustment than medical severity. Mothers of 99 children, between the ages 4-10 years, completed the Child Behavior Checklist, Parenting Stress Index, Parental Locus of Control Scale, and a measure of perception of medical severity. Assessed medical severity by number(More)
Colonic myoelectric activity was recorded from six para- or quadriplegic subjects with spinal cord injury and seven normal controls via bipolar electrodes in contact with the rectal mucosa. Recordings were carried out in the fasting (basal) state and after stimulation by a standard meal and by 1.0 mg neostigmine intramuscularly. The recordings were visually(More)
Long-leg bracing affords ambulatory potential and helps reduce the incidence of deformity in patients with paralysis or weakness caused by lesions of the spinal cord. The conventional long-leg brace or knee-ankle orthosis (KAO) consists of double metal uprights, drop locks or bail locks at the knee, double action ankle joints with anterior and posterior pin(More)
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