Ideomotor Apraxia

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Traumatic brain injury can cause lesions on the brain resulting in the severe motor impairments that can be seen in ideomotor apraxia (IDA). Ideomotor apraxia is a specific problem in executing skilled learned purposive movements. Depending on the location of the lesion, IDA can be separated into three major subgroups: buccofacial, limb, and axial ideomotor apraxia. This paper will focus of limb apraxia, which is often caused by a lesion in the corpus callosum. Although specific symptoms will differ between the three types of IDA, all patients will have difficulty or be unable to perform a motor act on verbal command even though the request is understood and the motor system needed for the task is intact. Patients with IDA show a unilateral

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