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 contribution||Monitoring hypertonic strength in hemiplegics on muscle relaxation therapy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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