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Spastic diplegia

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Medications: There are a number of prescription drugs that help children with spastic quadriplegia and provide muscle stiffness relief.

In the United States, approximately 10,000 infants and babies are born with CP each year, and 1200—1500 are diagnosed at preschool age when symptoms become more obvious.

The continuous muscle contractions result in stiff movements that make it difficult for individuals to maintain balance when they walk.

Spastic Diplegia

Spastic Diplegia and Spastic Quadriplegia (Cerebral Palsy)

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The term diparesis, which has a similar meaning, is sometimes also used; paresis is another term derived from Greek that means paralysis.
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    Spastic diplegia is a form of cerebral palsy (CP) that is a chronic neuromuscular condition of hypertonia and spasticity—manifested as an especially high and constant tightness or stiffness—in the muscles of the lower extremities of the human body, usually those of the legs, hips and pelvis.
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    Although the manifestations of this condition vary widely between individuals, signs and symptoms of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy may include (2, 4): Muscular stiffness (hypertonia) Muscular weakness/atrophy Delayed developmental milestones Scissor walking Toe walking Spastic movements or.
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    Spastic Diplegia Muscular Tone and Gait Disturbances. Spastic diplegia implies bilateral corticospinal tract dysfunction involving both . Gait assessment in cerebral palsy. Spastic diplegia is another common manifestation of cerebral palsy. It primarily . Clinical diagnosis of soft tissue lesions
    By: Akihiko-kun|||||||||
    Spastic diplegia/diparesis―In this type of CP, muscle stiffness is mainly in the legs, with the arms less affected or not affected at all. People with spastic diplegia might have difficulty walking because tight hip and leg muscles cause their legs to pull together, turn inward, and cross at the knees (also known as scissoring ).
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    spastic diplegia A feature of cerebral palsy, which affects both legs, often unequally, characterized by hip flexion and internal rotation, due to the overactivity of the iliopsoas, rectus femorus, hip adductors; knee extension, due to overactivity of hamstrings, especially medially, equinus deformity of foot with rearfoot eversion, due to overactivity of triceps surae and peronei.
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