Early cortical reorganization and motor recovery patterns after stroke differ based on lesion site

Takeaway

  • Cortical reorganization and motor recovery occur early after stroke, with patterns differing based on lesion site.

Why this matters

  • Cortical reorganization as an underlying mechanism of motor function recovery after stroke remains unclear and is likely to vary depending on the stroke lesion sites.

  • Early assessment of cortical reorganization and its relationship with recovery in patients with different stroke-induced lesions may inform individualized rehabilitation strategies to take advantage of increased brain plasticity immediately following stroke.