Management of lower extremity strength and function in traumatically brain-injured patients

D. D. Cardenas, D. R. Clawson

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Abstract

The traumatically brain-injured patient's major limitations in lower extremity strength and function are a result of damage to the neurologic control system. This discussion of the management of lower extremity strength and function includes a description of the determinants of strength and the elements of the motor control system. The authors recommend that the classic rehabilitation techniques described here be modified to suit each patient's unique requirements. Because traumatic brain injury may produce a wide range of physical impairments affecting the lower extremity - including paralysis, hypertonicity and movement disorders, weakness, and secondary complications - a multidisciplinary approach to management is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Lower Extremity
Paraplegia
Movement Disorders
Brain
Nervous System
Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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Management of lower extremity strength and function in traumatically brain-injured patients. / Cardenas, D. D.; Clawson, D. R.

In: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol. 5, No. 4, 01.12.1990, p. 43-50.

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