Contractures after Stroke - Incidence and prognostic factors

The aims of this study are to provide the first rigorous investigation into the incidence of contractures in a representative stroke cohort, and to identify prognostic risk factors in predicting three joint contractures (elbow, wrist and ankle) in the stroke population.


This is a cohort prognostic study carried out in stroke patients admitted to St George Hospital, Kogarah in Sydney.


Recruitment commenced in January 2009.