Effects of upper-extremity weight-bearing on hand-opening and prehension patterns in children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Chakerian1993EffectsOU,
  title={Effects of upper-extremity weight-bearing on hand-opening and prehension patterns in children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Don Chakerian and Marilynn A Larson},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          216-29
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether upper-extremity weight-bearing has an effect on hand-opening and prehension patterns of children with spastic cerebral palsy. Children at the Bobath Centre (London) were studied. Effectiveness of intervention was determined by blind scoring of video-tapes of prehension components. Computer calculations of hand surface-area were done. There was an over-all increase in surface area, indicating an increased ability to open the hand; in addition… CONTINUE READING
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