Robotic-assisted rehabilitation of the upper limb after acute stroke.

  title={Robotic-assisted rehabilitation of the upper limb after acute stroke.},
  author={Stefano Masiero and Andrea Celia and Giulio Rosati and Mario Armani},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={88 2},
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether early therapy with a novel robotic device can reduce motor impairment and enhance functional recovery of poststroke patients with hemiparetic and hemiplegic upper limb. DESIGN A single-blind randomized controlled trial, with an 8-month follow-up. SETTING Neurologic department and rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-five patients with acute (< or =1 wk of onset), unilateral, ischemic embolic, or thrombotic stroke. INTERVENTIONS Patients of both… CONTINUE READING
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