Comparing the Radial Extracorporeal Shock Waves and Botulinum Toxin Injection for Spasticity


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Aged between 18-80 year-old
2. The onset of stroke must be at least 6 months previously
3. Spasticity measured as Modified Asthow Scale more(MAS) than 1+
4. Signed informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria

1. Patients with marked contractures in the elbow and wrist (MAS>4)
2. Resistant hypertension, coagulation disorders, malignant tumors, pregnancy, pacemakers, cognitive disorders
3. Prior or planned treatment with phenol or alcohol nerve blocks, intrathecal baclofen, or BoNT-A injection within the six months preceding the study