Shoulder-hand syndrome in a hemiplegic population: a 5-year retrospective study.

  title={Shoulder-hand syndrome in a hemiplegic population: a 5-year retrospective study.},
  author={Sharon Watkins Davis and C R Petrillo and R D Eichberg and Dong Sun Chu},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={58 8},
From 1969 through 1973, 68 (12.5%) of 540 rehabilitation inpatients with hemiplegia were diagnosed as having shoulder-hand syndrome. Care was used to distinguish these patients from those with other shoulder pathologic conditions and pain syndromes. Patients were evaluated with respect to side of hemiplegia, dates of onset of hemiplegia and of pain, age, sex, handedness, sensory losses, associated medical diseases and treatment response. All patients became pain-free within three weeks with a… CONTINUE READING

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