Perception of lower limb spasticity in patients with spinal cord injury

J.F.M. Fleuren, G.E. Voerman, G.J. Snoek, A.V. Nene, J.S. Rietman, H.J. Hermens

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    Abstract

    Patients with complete SCI experienced several manifestations of spasticity, extensor spasms being the most common. Many daily life activities elicited different manifestations of spasticity. The experienced discomfort was only moderately related to the perceived degree of spasticity during an activity. Possibly, the discomfort is influenced by other factors than the perceived spasticity alone.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)396-400
    Number of pages5
    JournalSpinal cord
    Volume47
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

    Keywords

    • Spinal cord injury
    • Assessment
    • Muscle spasticity

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