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Study highlights proven clinical diagnostic and treatment methods for post-stroke health complications

June 10, 2017

A comprehensive review of the literature on glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) by Italian researchers advances the understanding of its role in poststroke complications and identifies effective clinical prevention and management strategies.

GHS (shoulder joint dislocation) is a common complication of stroke and a risk factor for shoulder pain and other problems.

Researchers found that radiographic measurements are the best method for quantifying GHS and that clinical evaluations are useful screening tools.

Proven treatment strategies include functional electrical stimulation and strapping for acute hemiplegia and slings, which may be used with other strategies. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development - pg 557

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Judith LaVoie
VA Research Communications Service