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2020 Jul 08

Int J Stroke

Poststroke shoulder pain in subacute patients and its correlation with upper limb recovery after robotic or conventional treatment: A secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized controlled trial.


Aprile I, Germanotta M, Cruciani A, Pecchioli C, Loreti S, Papadopoulou D, Montesano A, Galeri S, Diverio M, Falsini C, Speranza G, Langone E, Carrozza MC, Cecchi F
Int J Stroke. 2020 Jul 08:1747493020937192.
PMID: 32640881.


Poststroke shoulder pain is a common complication. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of poststroke shoulder pain, with attention to the neuropathic component, and the relationship between poststroke shoulder pain and upper limb improvement in motor function, strength, disability, and quality of life after upper limb rehabilitation.