La riabilitazione delle neuropatie periferiche. Indicazioni per un percorso diagnostico-riabilitativo

Translated title of the contribution: Rehabilitation of the peripheral neuropathies. Indications for a diagnostic-rehabilitative course

Roberto Casale, A. La Manna, S. Salvini, M. Maini, F. Ceccherelli, G. Frazzitta

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The increased incidence of occupational neurological disorders has led, in recent years, to the development of new specialities in neurorehabiliation for the recovery of deficits of central nervous system (CNS) lesions. This same development has not occurred for damage to the peripheral nervous system (PNS), the treatment of which is still based on empirically applied rehabilitation techniques. This is due to the fact that the peripheral neuropathies comprise a vast groups of disorders caused by a huge variety of etiological agents; in order to identify their exact cause and thus be able to differentiate rehabilitation techniques it is necessary to classify them. The aim of this study is to summarize the main rehabilitation strategies, pharmacological treatments and surgical techniques used most effectively in the management of peripheral neuropathies in order to develop a therapeutic rehabilitation strategy for each of the different forms and lay the bases for the development of specific guidelines.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)456-464
Number of pages9
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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Casale, R., La Manna, A., Salvini, S., Maini, M., Ceccherelli, F., & Frazzitta, G. (2003). La riabilitazione delle neuropatie periferiche. Indicazioni per un percorso diagnostico-riabilitativo. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia, 25(4), 456-464.