Patterns of impairment in digit independence after subcortical stroke.

@article{Raghavan2006PatternsOI,
  title={Patterns of impairment in digit independence after subcortical stroke.},
  author={Preeti Raghavan and Electra Petra and John W. Krakauer and Andrew M. Gordon},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={369-78}
}
The nature of impairment in hand motor control after stroke and its relationship to hand function are still not well understood. In this study, we investigated digit independence in patients with subcortical stroke (n = 8) and moderate hand impairment, defined by wrist and hand Fugl-Meyer scale scores < or =25/33, and age-matched controls (n = 8). Subjects made cyclical flexion-extension movements of an instructed digit while keeping the other digits as still as possible. Movements of the… CONTINUE READING