Short-term effects of dynamic lycra splints on upper limb in hemiplegic patients.

@article{Gracies2000ShorttermEO,
  title={Short-term effects of dynamic lycra splints on upper limb in hemiplegic patients.},
  author={Jean-Michel Gracies and Jeno E Marosszeky and R L Renton and Joseph Sandanam and Simon C. Gandevia and D. P. Burke},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={81 12},
  pages={1547-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess acceptability, effects on swelling, resting posture, spasticity, and active (AROM) and passive range of motion (PROM) of individually tailored upper limb Lycra garments, designed as dynamic splints to exert directional pull on certain limb segments, when worn for 3 hours by hemiplegic patients. DESIGN Crossover trial. SETTING Outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation center. PATIENTS Convenience sample of 16 patients with hemiparesis and upper limb spasticity caused by a… CONTINUE READING

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