Physical therapy is initiated at the first examination. Its primary purposes are prevention of joint contracture, prevention of atrophy of paralyzed muscles, preservation of contraction force of paralyzed muscles, promotion of activities of regenerating neuromuscular units (NMUs), reeducation of sensitivities, pain control, and improvement in activities of daily living (ADL).


Ulnar Nerve Radial Nerve Elbow Flexion Functional Electrical Stimulation Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasusuke Hirasawa
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  1. 1.Kyoto Prefectural University of MedicineJapan
  2. 2.Graduate SchoolMeiji University of Oriental MedicineKyotoJapan

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