The frequency of prolonged muscular flaccidity (PMF) was examined in a series of stroke patients in chronic phase suffering from hemiplegia with minimal spontaneous recovery (MSR). The results indicated that in such a population with poor motor recovery, PMF was significantly more frequent than spasticity. PMF was found to be associated with left-sided hemiplegia and unilateral spatial neglect. The minimal spontaneous recovery of the series of stroke patients we studied could be dependent on the interaction of three negative prognostic factors: left sided hemiplegia, unilateral spatial neglect and prolonged muscular flaccidity.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Neurologica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology