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MU Study Suggests New Rehabilitation Methods for Amputees and Stroke Patients

March 19, 2014

Scott Frey, professor of psychological sciences and director of the Brain Imaging Center at MU, and his team found that patients compensate when losing a dominant hand, suggesting new and improved rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from amputation or stroke.

Story By:  MU News Bureau

When use of a dominant hand is lost by amputation or stroke, a patient is forced to compensate by using the nondominant hand exclusively for precision tasks like writing or drawing. Presently, the behavioral and neurological effects of chronic, forced use of the nondominant hand are largely understudied and unknown.   More…