The orthopedic management of the stroke patient.

  • Brian A. Roper
  • Published 1987 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research


The basic problem following a cerebrovascular accident is that the normal inhibitory regulating mechanism, the cerebral motor cortex, is damaged to a variable extent. This releases primitive peripheral reflex activities resulting in aberrant function of limbs and restricted motion in joints. The sensory cortex can equally be damaged and careful assessment… (More)


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@article{Roper1987TheOM, title={The orthopedic management of the stroke patient.}, author={Brian A. Roper}, journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research}, year={1987}, volume={219}, pages={78-86} }