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whats spastic diplegia?

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Dr. Joseph Savitt
Neurology 24 years experience
Using a form of CP: This term is usually reserved for those who suffer from a form of cerebral palsy where the lower extremities (legs) are stiff, jumpy and weak.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the definition of spastic diplegia?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Form of CP: Spasticity predominates in the legs, less severely affecting the face and arms. The most common causes are prematurity with bilateral germinal matrix hemorrhage and hydrocephalus. Babies have scissoring of the legs and marked spasticity that may preclude ambulation, if attempted without a walker and long leg braces. Intelligence and language is often unimpaired, may have variable clumsiness hands.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: spastic diplegia?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Leg weakness : Weakness of the lower extremities associated with a great deal of spasticity can occur often as a result of cerebral palsy, a name given to a myriad of neurological signs and symptoms related to birth injury . The symptoms are non progressive and may improve with rehab.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Sir what is the treatment of spastic diplegia?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Several: There are multiple treatments that can be used to treat the spasticity related to spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The main consideration is making sure that the treatment does not make the legs too weak and affects walking ability. Medications, physical therapy, injections with botulinum toxin and surgery (last resort). May all be used depending on the patient and his/her functional goals.

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