A randomized controlled trial of surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied early after acute stroke: effects on wrist pain, spasticity and contractures.

@article{Malhotra2013ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied early after acute stroke: effects on wrist pain, spasticity and contractures.},
  author={Shweta Malhotra and Sheeba Rosewilliam and Hermie Hermens and Christine Roffe and Peter Jones and Anand David Pandyan},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={579-90}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate effects of surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied early after stroke to the wrist and finger extensor muscles on upper limb pain, spasticity and contractures in patients with no functional arm movement. DESIGN Secondary analysis from a Phase II, randomized, controlled, single-blind study. SETTING An acute hospital stroke unit. SUBJECTS Patients with no useful arm function within six weeks of a first stroke. INTERVENTION Patients were randomized to… CONTINUE READING
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