The HandTutor assists recovery of upper limb dexterity in stroke patients

In the April edition of NeuroRehabilitation Dr. Kong and his group from Department of Reh abilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singaporelook at the arm and hand

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functional ability of one hundred and forty patients more than a year after stroke onset. The group found that upper extremity functional deficit was present in almost 70% of patients with chronic stroke. The lack of functional ability correlated to upper limb strength and spasticity. The group concluded that the most significant predictor of dexterity, functional outcome and quality of life was the severity of upper limb paresis on admission to rehabilitation.

The HandTutor is used in both acute and chronic hand and arm rehabilitation by occupational and physcial therapists based both in hospital and outpatient clinics.

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