Childhood Stroke: The Affected Hand

At age one, her right hand was always clenched to a fist and held close to her body.

At age 3, her hand started to open but her thumb was always behind her other fingers. Her arm was bent causing stiffness to her limb.

She wears an orthotic brace at night.

At age 6, she can grasp medium to large objects but always with the help of her left hand. Her wrist remains limp but she has more strength in her arm. Regular therapy also helps lessen its stiffness.