Post-stroke shoulder subluxation: a concern for neuroscience nurses.

  title={Post-stroke shoulder subluxation: a concern for neuroscience nurses.},
  author={Cydnee C Seneviratne and Karen L Then and M. Reimer},
  volume={27 1},
Approximately 84% of all stroke patients with hemiplegia will experience shoulder injury and pain. The importance of maintaining proper posture while positioning and transferring a stroke patient is key to decreasing risk for shoulder injury. Shoulder subluxation injury post-stroke is a consequence of sustained hemiplegia and spasticity. Current research evidence suggests that using therapies such as gentle range of motion and functional electrical stimulation may reduce and prevent shoulder… CONTINUE READING
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