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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2007;31(4):410-416.
The Effect of GivMohr Slings on Shoulder Subluxation in Hemiplegic Patients.
Cho, Dong Soo , Cho, Hyung Jun , Park, Seung Buhm , Yun, Seo Ra , Jung, Kwang Ik
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Korea. cds100@hanmail.net
편마비 환자의 견관절 아탈구에 대한 GivMohr 팔걸이의 효과
조동수, 조형준, 박승범, 윤서라, 정광익
광주보훈병원 재활의학과
Abstract
Objective
To compare the radiological corrective effect for shoulder subluxation among GivMohr & other slings in hemiplegic patients.
Method
Fifteen hemiplegic patients with flaccid upper limb were included. The vertical distance (VD), horizontal distance (HD) & joint distance (JD) on the plain AP views of the shoulders were measured. GivMohr sling was compared with 2 conventional slings, which were forearm cuff type extension sling and Bobath sling, in the effects of correction.
Results
The mean values of VD and JD of hemiplegic shoulder increased compared to unaffected side, but those of HD was not different between them. In Bobath sling, VD was significantly reduced and HD was not changed. However, JD was increased as other studies. GivMohr sling and forearm cuff type extension sling showed corrective effect in VD and JD (p<0.05). When compared with these two slings, there were no significant differences in VD and JD.
Conclusion
The results show that GivMohr sling reduces shoulder subluxation as other slings. This new sling is helpful for patients with flaccid upper limbs to reduce shoulder subluxation. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2007; 31: 410-416)
Key Words: Shoulder subluxation, Arm sling, Hemiplegia, Radiography


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