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Table 1 Common disorders and upper extremity motor impairment prevalence

From: Soft robotic devices for hand rehabilitation and assistance: a narrative review

Disease Disease Prevalence (US cases per year) Motor Impairment Prevalence* Type of Upper Extremity Impairment
Arthritis [21] 78 million (projected prevalence by 2040) 3 million (2009) Grasping
Cerebral palsy [22] 1 in 323 children (2008) ~ 50% of children Arm-hand dysfunction
Parkinson’s Disease [23] 500,000 (2010) Not reported Tremor, rigidity, akinesia/bradykinesia
Spinal Cord Injury [24] 282,000 (2016) 58.3% Tetraplegia
Stroke [25, 26] 795,000 (incidence, 2016) 50% Upper extremity hemiplegia
  1. *Motor impairment prevalence values correspond only to the specific impairments listed under Type of Upper Extremity Impairment (other motor impairments may be seen within these diseases)