Journal article

Upper limb sensation in children with congenital limb deficiencies: Implications for function and prosthetic use

L Johnson, A Hickey, B Scoullar, P Chondros

British Journal of Occupational Therapy | Published : 2002


Little is known about sensation in children with upper limb congenital deficiencies. Is sensation different in the deficient limb? If so, does sensation influence function and determine whether or not a prosthesis is used? This study was undertaken to measure sensation in children with transradial congenital limb deficiencies and to explore possible associations with function and prosthetic use. Twenty-four children and adolescents were evaluated on touch pressure and kinaesthesia measurement tools. The participants' parents were required to rate their child's performance on everyday functional activities and, where appropriate, report on their child's patterns of prosthetic use. The results..

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