ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION WITH COOPERATION OF FAMILY IN LOCKED-IN SYNDROME: FOUR-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF A CASE


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Akinoglu B. , Cakci F. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON, vol.29, no.3, pp.95-99, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21653/tfrd.421951
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-99

Abstract

Purpose: Locked-in syndrome (LIS) is characterized by quadriplegia, lower cranial nerve palsy, and mutism. In its classic type, patients are only able to move their eyes vertically and blink their upper eyelids. In the classic type of LIS, the patients are depended on a bed, and all their systems are affected due to immobilization. We presented a four-year follow-up of a case of LIS undergoing physiotherapy and rehabilitation