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Spastic Diplegia (Overview)

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.


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Whats spastic diplegia?

Whats spastic diplegia?

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. ...Read more

Spastic Diplegia (Overview)

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.


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Sir what is the treatment of spastic diplegia?

Sir what is the treatment of spastic diplegia?

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. ...Read more

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Whats spastic diplegia?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic diplegia?

What is the definition of spastic diplegia?

Spastic diplegia: Spastic diplegia is a clinical senario of severe increased tone and spasticity of both lower extremities and most common associated with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic diplegia?

What is the definition or description of: spastic diplegia?

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. ...Read more

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My dd is 2yrs dgnsd with spastic diplegia. She's sitting unaided(sitting up on own), pulling up to stand, crawling, pulling to stand. What's prognosis?

My dd is 2yrs dgnsd with spastic diplegia. She's sitting unaided(sitting up on own), pulling up to stand, crawling, pulling to stand. What's prognosis?

Each child is unique: The fact that she is developing so well increases the likelihood that she will be more functional as she gets older. However, every child is different, so there is no way to be precise. The important thing is to continue with aggressive therapy and see the neurologist regularly for medication adjustments, etc. The goal is to give her every opportunity to meet her potential. ...Read more

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Sir what is the treatment of spastic diplegia?

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. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

Stiff legs from CP: Cerebral palsy describes disorders of movement & posture related to injury to the developing nervous system before the third birthday.(pregnancy, labor, delivery or after) an injury to the brain cells that handle the motor functions of the lower extremities can produce diplegia (two limb) stiffness.This injury has been associated with a brain hemorrhage near the motor cells. ...Read more

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Can spastic diplegia in adults be corrected with surgery. I have 2.5cm discrepancy rt leg longer then left with gait walk.?

Can spastic diplegia in adults be corrected with surgery. I have 2.5cm discrepancy rt leg longer then left with gait walk.?

It depends: It depends on previous surgery, any bowel or bladder issues, and amount of pain. For you, an orthopedic surgeon would be the next best visit. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a mother of a spastic diplegia CP child. do any problems will arise for my secong pregnancy though my tor?

What to do if I'm a mother of a spastic diplegia CP child. do any problems will arise for my secong pregnancy though my tor?

Not necessarily: It depends on the initial insult that caused the spastic diplegia. For decades doctors usually attributed spastic diplegia and other forms of cerebral palsy to complications that had occurred during delivery. Today, thanks to a large study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, researchers have discovered that less than a tenth of CP cases are caused by injury at birth. Many cases of CP are caused by infections or other trauma while the baby is still in the womb. A few cases of CP are caused by head injury or infection after birth. Other risk factors for CP include low birthweight and prematurity. ...Read more