Fig. 6. Longitudinal assessment of fine motor recovery in the affected hand. (A) Comprehensive baseline assessment for evaluating hand function. Pre-operative mean time to retrieve rewards from each well for both hands on the hand dexterity task. (B) Hand dominance was assessed by the average latency to retrieve a reward. (C) Quantitative analysis of impaired hand function, illustrating progressive improvement after MCAO to the level of baseline function. Enhanced retrieval performance was observed for each well of the hand dexterity task at 4 weeks after MCAO. Following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), the animal exhibited contralateral fine motor deficits of the hand. Data are represented as the mean±SD, n=3.
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