What are the stages of hemiplegic shoulder pain progression?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Following a stroke, the brain and body progress through the following series of stages, which Cailliet discusses in detail [10] :

  1. Transischemic attack

  2. Flaccidity

  3. Spasticity

  4. Synergy

A gradual progression from one stage to the next usually occurs; however, the stages are not mutually exclusive but instead can occur simultaneously in the affected limb.


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