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Spasticity

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Created:   10/5/2010
Contains:  35 items
Spasticity is a common secondary condition in patients with disabling illnesses such as stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and others. The proper assessment, treatment, and control of spasticity can facilitate the attainment of important rehabilitation goals. This collection of articles includes many of the studies published in the last ten years in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on the topic of spasticity. Reflecting the clinical relevance of this topic we have given preference during the selection process to therapeutic approaches to spasticity. We will continue to add articles to this collection as they are published.

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Treating Spastic Equinus Foot from Cerebral Palsy with Botulinum Toxin Type A: What Factors Influence the Results?: An Analysis of 189 Consecutive Cases

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Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections for Treatment of Spastic Equinus in Cerebral Palsy: A Secondary Analysis of Factors Predictive of Favorable Response

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Post-Stroke Spasticity Management with Repeated Botulinum Toxin Injections in the Upper Limb

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Clinical Measurement of Muscle Tone Using a Velocity-Corrected Modified Ashworth Scale

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Effect of Intramuscular Botulinum Toxin Injection on Upper Limb Spasticity in Stroke Patients

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Botulinum Toxin in Upper Limb Spasticity After Acquired Brain Injury: A Randomized Trial Comparing Dilution Techniques

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Local Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections in the Treatment of Spastic Toes

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Effect of Botulinum Toxin Type A on Cerebral Palsy with Upper Limb Spasticity

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Monitoring of Creatinine Kinase During Weaning of Intrathecal Baclofen and with Symptoms of Early Withdrawal

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Temporospatial Parameters of Gait After Obturator Neurolysis in Patients with Spasticity

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Clinical Effects of Botulinum Toxin A and Phenol Block on Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Intraparotid Injection of Botulinum Toxin A as a Treatment to Control Sialorrhea in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Electrical Stimulation of the Upper Limb in Stroke: Stimulation of the Extensors of the Hand vs. Alternate Stimulation of Flexors and Extensors

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Instrumented Assessment of Muscle Overactivity and Spasticity with Dynamic Polyelectromyographic and Motion Analysis for Treatment Planning

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Antispasticity Medications: Uses and Limitations of Enteral Therapy

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The Role of Therapy in Spasticity Management

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Targeting the Neuromuscular Junction in Skeletal Muscles

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Botulinum Toxin: Dosing and Dilution

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Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Spastic Hypertonia: Implications for Management of the Patient with the Intrathecal Baclofen Pump

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Botulinum Toxin for Lower Limb Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Single-Blinded Trial Comparing Dilution Techniques

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