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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: January | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 85-88

A Study to Find Out Effect of Equino-Varus Foot Posture on Distal Latency, CMAP Amplitude, Motor NCV Parameters of Nerve Conduction Velocity Study of Common Peroneal Nerve in Post Stroke Patients - An Observational Study

Dafda Renuka H1

1Assistant Professor, Shri K.K Sheth Physiotherapy College, Prakash Society Main Road, Opp. Nirmala Convent School, Rajkot, Gujarat-360007, India


Stroke patients with persistent distal weakness of ankle dorsiflexors and spastic plantar flexors are often unable to actively dorsiflex the foot during swing phase which is referred as foot drop. Common peroneal neuropathies are one of the causes of foot drop a condition which is evaluated using electrodiagnostic method. Primary objective of this study was to find out the distal latency, CMAP amplitude and nerve conduction velocity of common peroneal nerve of the hemiparetic lower extremity in stroke patients. Secondary objective of this study was to compare these NCV parameters of common peroneal nerve with the non-paretic lower extremity in the same patients.
Method: Twenty patients with the clinical diagnosis of stroke included in this study. Nerve conduction velocity of the Common Peroneal Nerve was studied in hemiparetic and non-paretic lower limbs. Outcome measures used in this study was distal latency, CMAP amplitude and Motor NCV.
Result: The Study showed that there was statistically significant difference in all the outcome measures.
Conclusion: Thus this study concluded that continuous equino-varus position in stroke individuals could cause electrophysiological changes in the Common Peroneal Nerve.

Key words: Stroke, Equino-varus foot, MNCV

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