Effect of Lokomat trainings on the severity of gait disorders in patients after stroke

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Stroke is the one of the major causes of long-term disability. More than 50% of post-stroke patients have motor disorders of various severity. In acute and subacute stage of stroke, in the presence of motor disorders, abnormal synergies, known as Wernicke-Mann posture, are developing rapidly, significantly decreasing the quality of walking. In this article the effect of robotic therapy with the «Lokomat» system on the severity of pathological synergies in 125 post-stroke patients is described. Clinical scales and video analysis motion capture system were used for the assessment of clinical and biomechanical parameters of walking.

 

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A. S. Klochkov

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

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Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

A. A. Telenkov

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

L. A. Chernikova

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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