International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096


Stroke Recovery after Unilateral Posterior Spinal Artery Stroke: A Case Report

Dion Fung, Troy M. Herter, Michael D Hill, Stephen HScott and Sean P Dukelow

Background and Purpose: The present report details the acute history and functional recovery of a patient with a rare ischemic infarction of the posterior spinal artery affecting the right posterior column and descending lateral motor tracts in the uppermost cervical spinal cord. Summary of Case: The patient presented with significant unilateral sensory ataxia and hemiparesis. We monitored the patient’s recovery for six months using standard clinical assessments and novel robotic measures of sensorimotor impairment. Conclusion: There are challenges in accurately monitoring stroke recovery, in particular sensory recovery. This case highlights the potential for new robotic assessment tools.