What indicates the severity of shoulder subluxation following middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Measurement of inferior subluxation is not consistently indicative of the severity of subluxation. [28] The position and motion of the scapula must be carefully evaluated and monitored to achieve effective therapy. In addition, spinal alignment after stroke toward the side of paresis can also alter the angle of the glenoid fossa relative to the humerus.


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