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Constraint-induced-movement therapy
- Constraint-induced movement therapy: long term benefit?

Constraint-induced movement therapy consists in the forced use of the affected arm by restraining the unaffected arm (blocked in a cast, or a glove). Several recent scientific articles seem to indicate a reduction of disability in the short term, but a progressive loss of the improvement after several months.  

 

- Selective Neurotomy: new data for an old technique.

This surgical technique consists in reducing the number of nerve branches innervating one or several spastic muscles, in order to diminish their spastic tone. It has been described almost one hundred years ago, but results were sometimes unpredictable, and temporary.

New research on anatomy of the motor nerves has led to practical implications on this technique for reducing spasticity. One can now perform hyperselective neurectomy, with a better selection of targets, and more durable results.