ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Study of various motor conduction properties – Distal motor latency (DML), Compound muscle action potential (CMAP) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) in common peroneal nerve (CPN) in the patients after first time stroke

    Dr Trupti Keshaorao Patil, Dr Sadanand Dashrath Kamble
    JCDR. 2023: 2410-2415


    This study investigates the impact of a first-time stroke on motor conduction properties, specifically focusing on Distal Motor Latency (DML), Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP), and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) in the Common Peroneal Nerve (CPN). Understanding these parameters post-stroke is crucial for developing targeted rehabilitation strategies. Objectives: The primary objective was to assess the changes in DML, CMAP, and NCV in the CPN of patients who have experienced their first stroke. The study aimed to correlate these changes with the severity and recovery potential of motor deficits. Methods: A total of 250 patients, who had experienced their first stroke, were recruited. Standardized techniques were used to measure DML, CMAP, and NCV in the CPN. The assessments were conducted within the first week post-stroke and repeated after three months. Data analysis involved comparing the initial and follow-up measures, employing statistical methods to evaluate the significance of changes over time. Results: The study found significant alterations in DML, CMAP, and NCV in stroke patients compared to normal values. There was a notable correlation between the severity of motor deficit and the degree of change in these parameters. Patients exhibiting greater changes in DML, CMAP, and NCV tended to have more severe motor impairments. Conclusion: This study underscores the importance of assessing motor conduction properties in stroke patients. The changes in DML, CMAP, and NCV in the CPN post-stroke provide valuable insights into the nature and extent of motor impairment, which can guide more effective rehabilitation strategies.


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    Volume 14 Issue 2