MONITORAGGIO DELLA FORZA E DELL'IPERTONO IN EMIPLEGICI DOPO TRATTAMENTO CON MIORILASSANTI

Translated title of the contribution: Monitoring hypertonic strength in hemiplegics on muscle relaxation therapy

M. P. Achilli, G. Felicetti, C. Guarnaschelli, A. Mariano, N. Arrigoni

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors have evaluated the muscular tone variation in hypertonic hemiplegic patients subjecting them to the computerized pendulum rest and making a comparison with the strength variation, if any, occurring in the 'non injured' side (evaluated by the isokinetic method: flexion and extension of the knee at 60 and 180 degrees/sec, after the administration of standardized and gradually increased doses of two myorelaxing drugs: baclofen and sodium dantrolene. The results have evidenced a progressive decrease of the spasticity with the doses of drug administered while a lessening in strength occurred only after the administration of 150 mg of sodium dantrolene. This lessening is more evident at an angular speed of 180 degrees/sec; this fact provides a further indirect confirmation of the different mechanism of action of the two drugs.

Translated title of the contributionMonitoring hypertonic strength in hemiplegics on muscle relaxation therapy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalRiabilitazione
Volume24
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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    Achilli, M. P., Felicetti, G., Guarnaschelli, C., Mariano, A., & Arrigoni, N. (1991). MONITORAGGIO DELLA FORZA E DELL'IPERTONO IN EMIPLEGICI DOPO TRATTAMENTO CON MIORILASSANTI. Riabilitazione, 24(3), 163-167.