What is the global prevalence of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Consistent with American-based studies, a Turkish study by Aras and coauthors also supported a significant incidence (63.5%) of shoulder pain in stroke patients. [19] The etiology for this pain also seemed to parallel American studies, with shoulder pain being more frequent in patients with "reflex sympathetic dystrophy, lower motor functional level of shoulder and hand, subluxation, and limitation of external rotation and flexion of shoulder."


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