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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

Spastic Diplegia (Definition)

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 ...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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What's spastic diplegia?

What's 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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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?

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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Relative delivered at 6, 5months 21 years ago. Has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia. Walks with help. Any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Rehabilitation!: Cerebral palsy is a non progressive condition Physical therapy, occupationl therapy and rehabilitation is recommended Sometimes Botox injections in selected muscles or even orthopedic corrective operations may improve matters ...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

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Does interthecal baclofen pump need to be removed/turned off in the event of pregnancy. Have had positive test dose results for spastic diplegia cp.

Does interthecal baclofen pump need to be removed/turned off in the event of pregnancy. Have had positive test dose results for spastic diplegia cp.

No: Do not turn off an intrathecal Baclofen pump except for short periods (in an mri, e.g.). The amount of Baclofen that enters the bloodstream is negligible, so fetus is almost not exposed at all to baclofen. It is dangerous to completely turn off a Baclofen pump, this could result in serious or life-threatening spasticity. Talk to your doctor for more details of managing your pump. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the difference between cerebral palsy and spastic hemiparesis or diplegia?

What is the difference between cerebral palsy and spastic hemiparesis or diplegia?

Terminology: Spastic diplegia refers to spasticity that primarily affects the legs, and spastic hemiplegia primarily affects one side of the body (arm and leg). Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by damage to an immature brain and can present as either. ...Read more

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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Legs>arms: Spastic diplegia is a condition in which the lower extremities are more affected than uppers. Intelligence may be normal and ambulation with braces or ankle supports may be good ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive spasticity?

Progressive spastici: Spasticity = muscles remain involuntarily contracted which can cause tightness/ stiffness. It is usually due to injury of brain or spinal cord. In this case, the spasticity worsens over time. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic paralysis?

What is the definition of spastic paralysis?

Tone of the muscle: When paralyzed muscle shows increased one type of tone then it is callers spastic paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic paraplegia?

What is the definition of spastic paraplegia?

SPASTIC DIPLEGIA: Spastic paraplegia means weakness in all four limbs, but legs are weaker than the arms, spasticity will be more obvious in legs rather than arms, spastic paraplegia or also called diplegia is common in premature babies who have complication of prematurity like intraventricular hemmorhage which leads to white matter changes around the midline in the brain which controls the motor function of the le. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

Spasticity: Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003297.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic ileus?

What is the definition of spastic ileus?

Ileus: Ileus is the development of distention of the intestines as a result of decreased peristaltic motility. Usually this is the response of the gut to some type of noxious stimulus, either traumatic, infectious or inflammatory. The distension can mimic bowel obstruction and this needs to be differentiated, typically by watchful waiting. Ileus will resolve by correcting the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

Spasmodic dysphonia: You may be speaking about "spasmodic dysphonia" which is a disease of the communication between the brain and the nerves to the voicebox. This disorder is best diagnosed by a physician but you can find samples of how those with it sound online, I'm sure. Either way, any one with 'spastic laryngitis' sounds like they need an expert in voice. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic quadriparesis?

Increased tone: Paralysis of all four limbs with increased muscle tone. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

Genetic?: Hereditary spastic pareplegia is the name given to a mainly motor disability often in lower extremities slowly progressive with a geographical distribution. The condition often does not cause sensory or bladder problems and all tests including mri, CSF studies B12 levels etc are normal some of these cases have antibodies to htlv 1 viruses in the blood or cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraparesis?

What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraparesis?

Hereditary SP: Hsp, is a genetic disorder transmitted as autosomal dominant, meaning one of the parent has the disease in order to pass it to the offspring.
It is a progressive spasticity in the legs, may be associated with hypertonic urinary incontinence, seizure, dementia, or peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic paralysis?

Spasticity: Spasticity is a velocity dependent increase in muscle tone. It is the result of an upper motor neuron injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. It typically may occur in muscles that cross two joints. As the central nervous system recovers from the injury, a paralysis may be present, but an imbalanced muscle tone may develop as a part of the recovery process. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic contractures?

What is the definition or description of: Spastic contractures?

See below: A contracture is an abnormal loss of passive motion of a joint due to a relative shortening of the soft tissues around the joint. A spastic contracture is a contracture that occurs secondary to increased muscular gone and can be seen in patients with previous strokes and other neurological conditions such as spastic cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic cerebral palsy?

Increased tightness: This is increased tone or tightness in the extremities related to a cerebral insult that occurred around birth. ...Read more

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What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

"tightness": The term refers to increased muscle tone with resistance of the joint to change position. The hypertonicity is related to problems within brain or spinal cord, such as stroke, or multiple sclerosis or trauma, as examples. ...Read more

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Very mild diplegia in an 11 months old with normal brain MRI, lab tests, improving with physio, what is the cause?

Very mild diplegia in an 11 months old with normal brain MRI, lab tests, improving with physio, what is the cause?

Injury to motor cntr: This generally represents an injury to the motor cortex either prior to, during or after delivery. It is more common in premature infants who have delicate blood vessels in the brain. It could involve a period of poor oxygenation or poor blood flow to the motor cortex of the brain devoted to the lower extremities. The event may be so mild that no symptoms ever surface at the time of the event. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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What is a spastic gait?

What is a spastic gait?

Gait: A spastic gait is a very stiff sometimes robotic looking walk where the patient has difficulty coordinating the leg movements. The gait typically has a "jerky" movement and it varies depending on severity of the spasticity. ...Read more

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Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Yes and no: Hereditary spastic diplegia or paraplegia is a slowly progressive stiffening of the legs. Some progress more rapidly and need aggressive therapy and bracing and even surgery. More often it is very slow and can be be dealt with without braces or surgery but with appropriate therapy. There is no cure, but there is good management. ...Read more

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