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Understanding Contractures

Understanding Contractures

A Comprehensive Guide to Contracture Causes, Prevention, and Treatments Abnormal structural changes to muscles, tendons, ligaments, or skin cause the elastic parts of the human body to lose their ability to move. This is termed a contracture. Contractures are...

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Navigating Clonus Post-Stroke

Navigating Clonus Post-Stroke

Clonus and Strokes Clonus is a frequently encountered secondary effect in stroke survivors that manifests as uncontrollable and rhythmic muscle contractions (1). It is an abnormal reflex response that arises when a muscle is rapidly stretched. Clonus can result in...

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

What is a TBI? Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the broad term used to describe an injury to the brain that is not intrinsic to a person from birth. While brain hemorrhages and stroke caused by a brain clot are considered a form of TBI, this medical term is more...

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What is the Cerebrum?

What is the Cerebrum?

In Latin, the word for “brain” is “cerebrum.” Cerebrum is the largest and most predominant part of the human brain, making up approximately 85% of the organ. This part of the brain is responsible for higher cognitive functions, conscious thought, memory, speech, the...

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