Impact of Extension Splint on Upper Extremity motor components and Function in Chronic Stroke Patients
March 2014 - Number 19 (4 صفحه - از 18 تا 21)
"Original Article Impact of Extension Splint on Upper Extremity motor components and Function in Chronic Stroke Patients Malek Amini* Iran university of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran Sourena Moosavi Baran occupational therapy clinic, karaj, Iran Aryan Shamily Tabriz university of medical sciences Tabriz, Iran Ruzbe Kazemi, MD. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the Extension splint on function, spasticity, and range of motion of upper extremity in chronic stroke patients. Discussion: The results show that 1-month using of this splint with 30-degrees of wrist extension reduces spasticity and improves passive wrist range of motion. The inclusion criteria were: one year passed since stroke, MMSE score above 22, ability to sit at least 10 minutes independently at the edge of bed, age between 20-64, no more than 3 and at least 1+ spasticity level according to Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), no other neurologic diseases, no simultaneous application of other upper extremity splints, and no Botulinum toxin injection table (1). A study in 2005 by Pizzi and colleagues has showed that about 3 months using of a Volar splint reduces spasticity and this improvement was only seen with neuro-physiological tests and the MAS results were not significant (11). In a study Kinghorn and his team reported that after using a Inhibitory Weight-Bearing splint spasticity had decreased to minimum level and arm-hand status had improved but changes in fine functional tasks had varied results (16). Conclusion: The results show that 1-month using of this splint with 30-degrees of wrist extension reduces spasticity and improves passive wrist range of motion."
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