Assessment of a portable device for the quantitative measurement of ankle joint stiffness in spastic individuals.

  title={Assessment of a portable device for the quantitative measurement of ankle joint stiffness in spastic individuals.},
  author={Jakob Lorentzen and Michael James Grey and Svend Sparre Geertsen and F. Biering-S\orensen and Kelly Brunton and Monica A. Gorassini and Jens Bo Nielsen},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  volume={123 7},
OBJECTIVE Spasticity is a common complication with neurological diseases and CNS lesions. Instrumented systems to evaluate spasticity often cannot provide an immediate result, thus limiting their clinical usefulness. In this study we investigated the accuracy and reliability of the portable Neurokinetics RA1 Ridgidity Analyzer to measure stiffness of the ankle joint in 46 controls, 14 spinal cord injured (SCI) and 23 multiple sclerosis (MS) participants. METHODS Ankle stiffness measures were… CONTINUE READING
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