What is the role of neglect in the etiology of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Joynt reported that neglect may lead to increased trauma or disturbed perception of the quality of the pain, thereby producing a sensation of pain without the usual pathology. [32] Snels and coauthors found that on numerous occasions, patients with sensory deficits, visual field deficits, or neglect more commonly experienced recurrent injuries of the shoulder, possibly contributing to capsulitis. [35]


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