Reflex mechanisms in CRPS-related dystonia

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the pathophysiology of fixed dystonia (i.e., sustained muscle contractions resulting in abnormal postures) in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from an engineering point of view. Although the mechanisms are still elusive, the evidence implicating involvement of aberrant muscle force feedback is compelling. A neuromuscular model with aberrant muscle force feedback successfully mimicked fixed dystonia while results of several experiments point to involvement of muscle force feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018)
EditorsLorenzo Masia, Silvestro Micera, Metin Akay, José L. Pons
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages622-626
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-01845-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-01844-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventICNR 2018: 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 201820 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

ConferenceICNR 2018: 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period16/10/1820/10/18

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