Ann Orthop Surg Res | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Function of the Hand in Patient with Posttraumatic Tetraplegia

Jerzy E Kiwerski*

Department of Rehabilitation, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

*Correspondance to: Jerzy E Kiwerski 

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Function of the hand, even not precise, but useful in everyday life activities is extremely important for the patients with quadriplegia. At high grade it is deciding about quality of life. Properly undertaken treatment, early rehabilitation, functional hand therapy in many cases allows recovering its function, assuring self service. The results of transmitting active but usually weakened muscles tendons into paralyzed ones (sometimes taken in such cases) are uncertain. This refers particularly to spastic hand, when the operational indications should be stated very cautiously. The biggest problem makes patients, who in spite of therapeutic efforts have got totally functionally useless hand. In such cases there are different trials performed to improve functioning of quadriplegic hand, but results of such procedures usually are not fully satisfactory.


Functions of the tetraplegic hand; The relation between cord injury level and function of the hand; functional electrical stimulation; Restoration of tetraplegics hand function


Kiwerski JE. Function of the Hand in Patient with Posttraumatic Tetraplegia. Ann Orthop Surg Res. 2018; 1(1): 1003.

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