What is it about?
Patients who had muscle tightness in their hand as a result of a neurological condition such as a stroke were offered surgery for muscle tightness in their hand and told us how it went. They were also involved in developing leaflets, choosing outcome measures and producing videos. This paper describes what these patients said about whether the surgery had helped or not and the process we went through to find out.
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Why is it important?
Shows an example of two different teams working together (surgery and spasticity) with patients to offer a co-ordinated service. Patients being involved in not only telling their story but what they feel would be helpful to have on offer to give future patients more information.
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This page is a summary of: Quality of life impacts and wider benefits following upper limb surgery for spasticity management, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, March 2022, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/ijtr.2020.0158.
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You Tube Videos for the Upper Limb Surgical Assessment Clinic
4 videos created following discussion with patients who had attended the Upper Limb Surgical Assessment Clinic at Walkergate Park for treatment for their spasticity. The upper limb surgical assessment clinic Surgical Options How to look after your hand and arm Patient experience of having upper limb surgery
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