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A 24-year-old man arrives at the trauma unit after a motorcycle accident, with obvious deformity of his right hand. How would you proceed? Medscape Plastic Surgery
Using their intact hand to send signals to their paralyzed hand, patients were able to improve functional use of that hand without further use of the stimulator. Medscape Medical News
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Dairy cows kept in barns often develop claw damage because of humid and unsuitable roaming areas. A study conducted by Vetmeduni Vienna now shows that the...
(Newcastle University) Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.
NewsA new electrical stimulation therapy improved hand dexterity for stroke survivors more than an existing technique.
Stroke is devastating. Everyone can have a stroke. For many people, the stroke happens suddenly and without warning. According to Stroke Association, when it happens, there is a little time to prepar...
Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery.
The saying goes that "your left hand doesn't know what your right hand is doing," but actually, your left hand is paying more attention than you'd think. Researchers at Tel-Aviv University found that ...
Almost 10% of older adults in nursing homes have a fixed flexion deformity of the fingers (claw hand). Such contractures have important functional consequences, often leading to hygiene difficulties. ...
Evidence-based studies regarding deficits in handwriting performance relative to hand reaching and grasping after a stroke are lacking.
This paper describes the design of a FES system automatically controlled in a closed loop using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, for assisting both cylindrical grasping and hand opening. The feasibility of ...
Mild stroke comprises 53% of stroke hospital admissions; however, the majority of those with mild stroke patients receive little support to address chronic symptoms following stroke.