Modified Visual Feedback in Rehabilitation

  • Hélène Parmentier


Functional recovery is the principal goal for hand grafted patients and it seems conditioned by rehabilitation program. Although the majority of these programs are based on the rehabilitative procedures used in replantation [1], new appropriate techniques have been studied and performed for our hand grafted patients. In our experience, passive rehabilitation started early in the postoperative period and lasted three weeks. From four to six weeks, place and hold exercises [2] and active controlled motility exercises were performed respecting tenodesis effect [3] and minimizing tension in repaired tendons. Then, active rehabilitation started allowing the patient to perform daily activities. Hand grafted patients experienced traumatic bilateral amputation, limb phantom sensation, myoelectric prostheses with modification of muscular behavior and, finally, hand transplantation [4], [5].


Visual Feedback Metacarpophalangeal Joint Phantom Limb Bilateral Hand Myoelectric Prosthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hélène Parmentier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics of the Upper LimbsÉdouard Herriot HospitalLyonFrance

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