Study of effectiveness of shoulder elbow wrist hand orthosis in the management of glenohumeral subluxation in post-stroke hemiplegic patients.
Design: Randomised control trial.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.
Post-stroke hemiplegic patients (n=120) having glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) as confirmed by x-ray.
One and half years (August 2010 to January 2012).
Control group (n=60) received routine rehabilitation programme for hemiplegic practice in the Department of PMR, RIMS while the experiment group (n=60) received shoulder elbow wrist hand orthosis in addition to rehabilitation programme.
Grade of glenohumeral subluxation using x-ray.
Experiment group showed reduction in the glenohumeral subluxation which is statistically significant when compared to control group (p<0.001).
Use of upper limb orthosis in addition to routine rehabilitation programme can effectively reduce glenohumeral subluxation in post-stroke hemiplegic patients.