The evolution of spastic pathologies as a consequence of brain damage is a complex phenomenon involving disuse, immobility and brain tissue remodeling . The vicious circle leading to a worsening of the patients’ status proceeds through muscle shortening by contractures, disruption of the normal reflex behaviour and sensory disturbances. A way to prevent chronicity of major consequences could be to favour mobility and any residual use of the affected limb.
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Pseudoelastic Hinges Promoting Muscle “Creep” as Opposed to Relaxation for the Rehabilitation of Spastic Syndromes
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Viscuso, S, Garavaglia, L, & Pittaccio, S. "Pseudoelastic Hinges Promoting Muscle “Creep” as Opposed to Relaxation for the Rehabilitation of Spastic Syndromes." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 991-992. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80238
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