Paraplegia due to Anterior Spinal Artery Stroke: Rehabilitative Program on Lower Extremity Weakness and Locomotor Function

  title={Paraplegia due to Anterior Spinal Artery Stroke: Rehabilitative Program on Lower Extremity Weakness and Locomotor Function},
  author={Andrea Santamato and Serena Filoni and Francesco Panza and Antonio Minerva and Maria Pia Lo Muzio and Vincenza Frisardi and Alberto Pilotto and Pietro Fiore and Maurizio Ranieri},
  journal={International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation},
Background: Spinal cord ischemia in the absence of trauma with a stroke in the territories of anterior spinal artery (ASA) attributed to paradoxical embolism through patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a rare event. Rehabilitative treatment is focused on the improvement of lower limbs muscle torque to consent a recovery of balance and gait. Methods: Case report of a 43-year-old woman with paraplegia after ASA stroke due to PFO Results: A 43-year-old woman was hospitalized for sudden and progressive… 
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