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Clinical Features of Spasticity and Principles of Treatment

  • Alex W. Dromerick
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Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

Evaluating and treating the patient with spasticity is not easy. The clinician is typically presented with a patient who wants things that current treatments cannot usually achieve: more independence, more strength, and more coordination. Certain aspects, such as the control of painful spasms and the decrease of resistance to passive movement, can now be reliably addressed. However, the ever-increasing array of treatment choices forces the clinician to specify exactly what the goals of treatment are and to compare the possible benefits of treatment with the possible risks.

Keywords

Botulinum Toxin Antagonist Muscle Acquire Brain Injury Passive Resistance Skin Breakdown 
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