Spasticity

A. Pandyan, Hermanus J. Hermens, G. Johnson

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    Abstract

    Any lesion in the descending tracts of the central nervous system (CNS), at any level (i.e. cortex, internal capsule, brain stem, or spinal cord), can lead to a combination of sensorimotor symptoms, including spasticity (Table 1). Spasticity, a neurological impairment, is a common feature in a variety of neurological disorders, such as stroke, cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. It is believed that spasticity contributes to contracture development, exacerbates pain, and hinders recovery of functional movement. Therefore, substantial effort has been invested in managing this clinical condition and in developing an understanding of it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
    EditorsG. Adelman, B.H. Smith
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages153-163
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-045046-9
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherElsevier
    Number07-04/9
    Volume9

    Keywords

    • EWI-15097
    • METIS-255892
    • IR-62740
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology

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