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Die motorische Erholung nach einer Rückenmarkverletzung: Erfassung, Faktoren und Mechanismen


van Hedel, H J A; Rudhe, C (2010). Die motorische Erholung nach einer Rückenmarkverletzung: Erfassung, Faktoren und Mechanismen. Praxis, 99(16):963-970.

Abstract

The recovery of motor functions after a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be assessed at the domain of body-functions and structures and activities. As there is no gold standard for quantifying motor functions, the recovery depends strongly on the assessment applied. After a motor complete SCI, the improvement in activities of daily life is larger as would be expected from the increase in muscle strength alone. After a motor incomplete SCI, the (prolonged) latency of the motor evoked potential remains stable, while considerable improvements in muscle strength, walking capacity and independence can be observed. Such functional recovery is based on compensational mechanisms and neuroplasticity.

Abstract

The recovery of motor functions after a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be assessed at the domain of body-functions and structures and activities. As there is no gold standard for quantifying motor functions, the recovery depends strongly on the assessment applied. After a motor complete SCI, the improvement in activities of daily life is larger as would be expected from the increase in muscle strength alone. After a motor incomplete SCI, the (prolonged) latency of the motor evoked potential remains stable, while considerable improvements in muscle strength, walking capacity and independence can be observed. Such functional recovery is based on compensational mechanisms and neuroplasticity.

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Other titles:Motor recovery after spinal cord injury: assessments, factors and mechanisms
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:August 2010
Deposited On:04 Nov 2010 14:14
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:14
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a000213
PubMed ID:20700871

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