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How can you reverse the process of contraction in a stroke patient?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Two aspects

There are two aspects to a contracture in someone with a stroke.
One is spasticity which is an overactivity of muscle contraction. This can be dealt with quite effectively with injections of botulinum toxin. The second aspect is the contracture of the tendons and joints if the contracture has been long standing. If this is a predominant issue, techniques such as serial casting or even surgery

In brief: Two aspects

There are two aspects to a contracture in someone with a stroke.
One is spasticity which is an overactivity of muscle contraction. This can be dealt with quite effectively with injections of botulinum toxin. The second aspect is the contracture of the tendons and joints if the contracture has been long standing. If this is a predominant issue, techniques such as serial casting or even surgery
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rehab/Therapy

Physical or occupational therapists can work with stroke patients to help minimize contractures.
The sooner you start rehab/therapy after a stroke, the more successful your outcome will be.

In brief: Rehab/Therapy

Physical or occupational therapists can work with stroke patients to help minimize contractures.
The sooner you start rehab/therapy after a stroke, the more successful your outcome will be.
Dr. Jason Beasley
Dr. Jason Beasley
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