Learn About Alien Hand Syndrome

What is the definition of Alien Hand Syndrome?
Alien hand syndrome is condition that may occur after a stroke, brain tumor, brain aneurysm, or neurosurgery in which an individual has no control over a hand which instead acts on its own.
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What are the symptoms of Alien Hand Syndrome?
Symptoms of alien hand syndrome may include a feeling that the hand does not belong to its owner (alien hand sign); involuntary movements, such as one hand performing actions contrary to the other hand; a hand that performs activities not directed by the owner (anarchic hand) or levitating hand; and a feeling of having an extra limb (supernumerary hand). Individuals with alien hand syndrome may be groped by their own hand against their will, or they may slap the alien hand with their normal hand. The alien hand may grab things and not let go or even attempt to suffocate the patient.
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What are the current treatments for Alien Hand Syndrome?
There is currently no treatment for alien hand syndrome, which may go away on its own in minutes, hours, or days or last for years.
Who are the top Alien Hand Syndrome Local Doctors?
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University Of Cambridge

Cambridge, ENG, GB 

Noham Wolpe is in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Wolpe is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Alien Hand Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Alien Hand Syndrome, Apraxia, Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome, and Parkinson's Disease.

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College Of Medicine, Yeungnam University

Daegu, KR 

Sung Jang is in Daegu, Republic of Korea. Jang is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Alien Hand Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 33 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Traumatic Brain Injury, Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, Alien Hand Syndrome, and Hemiplegia.

 
 
 
 
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University Of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

3113 Bellevue Ave 
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Alberto Espay is a Neurologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Espay has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Alien Hand Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 58 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Parkinson's Disease, Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Primary Orthostatic Tremor, and Herpes Zoster Oticus. He is licensed to treat patients in Ohio. Dr. Espay is currently accepting new patients.

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