Abstract: Scapulothoracic movements are altered after stroke, with resulting shoulder dysfunction. The scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR) is complex and poorly studied. Magnetic inertial measurement units (MIMUs) allow a rapid and accurate analysis of shoulder kinematics. MIMUs were used to assess the SHR during active shoulder flexion and abduction of over 60◦ . SHR values obtained from the hemiplegic shoulders of stroke patients (n = 7) were compared with those from healthy controls (n = 25) and correlated with clinical–functional measurements. The impairment of paretic arms was assessed using the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA). We found that in paretic shoulders, the scapular tilt was significantly lower at maximal arm flexion and at 60◦ and 90◦ of arm abduction. On the paretic side, the SHR was also consistently lower for all measured arm movements. The FMA was correlated with the scapular anterior–posterior tilt at 60◦ and 90◦ of shoulder abduction (Rho = 0.847, p = 0.016, and Rho = 0.757, p = 0.049, respectively). This pilot study demonstrates the feasibility of MIMUs in assessing SHR in stroke patients and confirms previous findings on scapular dysfunction in stroke patients.

Feasibility of Shoulder Kinematics Assessment Using Magnetic Inertial Measurement Units in Hemiplegic Patients after Stroke: A Pilot Study / Longhi, Maria; Donati, Danilo; Mantovani, Monica; Casarotti, Silvia; Calbucci, Lucia; Puglisi, Giulia; Platano, Daniela; Benedetti, Maria Grazia. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:21(2023), pp. 1-11. [10.3390/app132111900]

Feasibility of Shoulder Kinematics Assessment Using Magnetic Inertial Measurement Units in Hemiplegic Patients after Stroke: A Pilot Study

Donati, Danilo;Calbucci, Lucia;Platano, Daniela;Benedetti, Maria Grazia
2023

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Abstract: Scapulothoracic movements are altered after stroke, with resulting shoulder dysfunction. The scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR) is complex and poorly studied. Magnetic inertial measurement units (MIMUs) allow a rapid and accurate analysis of shoulder kinematics. MIMUs were used to assess the SHR during active shoulder flexion and abduction of over 60◦ . SHR values obtained from the hemiplegic shoulders of stroke patients (n = 7) were compared with those from healthy controls (n = 25) and correlated with clinical–functional measurements. The impairment of paretic arms was assessed using the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA). We found that in paretic shoulders, the scapular tilt was significantly lower at maximal arm flexion and at 60◦ and 90◦ of arm abduction. On the paretic side, the SHR was also consistently lower for all measured arm movements. The FMA was correlated with the scapular anterior–posterior tilt at 60◦ and 90◦ of shoulder abduction (Rho = 0.847, p = 0.016, and Rho = 0.757, p = 0.049, respectively). This pilot study demonstrates the feasibility of MIMUs in assessing SHR in stroke patients and confirms previous findings on scapular dysfunction in stroke patients.
2023
Feasibility of Shoulder Kinematics Assessment Using Magnetic Inertial Measurement Units in Hemiplegic Patients after Stroke: A Pilot Study / Longhi, Maria; Donati, Danilo; Mantovani, Monica; Casarotti, Silvia; Calbucci, Lucia; Puglisi, Giulia; Platano, Daniela; Benedetti, Maria Grazia. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:21(2023), pp. 1-11. [10.3390/app132111900]
Longhi, Maria; Donati, Danilo; Mantovani, Monica; Casarotti, Silvia; Calbucci, Lucia; Puglisi, Giulia; Platano, Daniela; Benedetti, Maria Grazia
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