Assessment of Post-Stroke Biceps Brachialis Muscle Stiffness by Shear-Wave Elastography: a Pilot Study

SUMMARY Objectives. Spasticity following stroke tend to increase muscle stiffness. Recent clinical measures of post-stroke biceps brachialis muscle spasticity are subjective. We aimed to measure post-stroke biceps brachialis muscle stiffness quantitatively by using shearwave elastography (SWE). Methods. This prospective study included 24 post-stroke patients with unilateral biceps brachialis muscle spasticity. The Modified Ashworth Scale of the biceps muscle, Brunnstrom … Continued