Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):00, 81, 4, 389-393
Study examining upper extremity motor recovery of individuals with quadriplegia with both complete and incomplete injuries, to determined whether it is possible to predict which individuals would recover a motor level and at what time. Data were collected through examination of 167 individuals with acute quadriplegia following spinal cord injury (SCI). Findings indicate that for the C4 level, rate of recovery of the biceps was 70% for complete injuries and 90% for incomplete; for the C5 group, the recovery rate for the extensor carpi radialis was 75% for complete injuries and 90% for incomplete; and the C6 group, the recovery rate for the triceps was 85% for complete injuries and 90% for incomplete injuries.