Paretic knee flexors and gait impairment in patients without lower limb hypertonia post-stroke

Takeaway 

  • Gait impairment in patients without lower limb hypertonia within two months of stroke can be discriminated by normal gait speed, Fugl-Meyer lower extremity motor score (FM-LE) and paretic knee flexor strength.

Why this matters

    Interventions to strengthen paretic knee flexors after stroke could improve gait prior to inpatient discharge.