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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity is a symptom in which a person has an abnormally large amount of tone (tightness) in his muscles. Spasticity is more common in the arms and legs, but can affect the other ...Read more


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Plz answr frnd is hvng stiffness in left limbs while awake bt no stiffness while slept this is aftr je? Why is this..Is this a good sign or bad sign?

Plz answr frnd is hvng stiffness in left limbs while awake bt no stiffness while slept this is aftr je? Why is this..Is this a good sign or bad sign?

See a Neurologist : If by je you mean japanese encephalitis, all these symtoms are seen with je. Japanese encephalitis is mosquito born and is also seen in india. Must see a neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have severe spasticity in my lower left limb due to a tbi. A split tendon transfer is not an option, is an amputation a plausible next step?

I have severe spasticity in my lower left limb due to a tbi. A split tendon transfer is not an option, is an amputation a plausible next step?

Unlikely.: It sounds like your spasticity is so tight that it is focal rigidity and is refractory to other treatments. Although the answer is complicated, for brevity, it is unlikely that spasticity producing pain, skin breakdown, or some other secondary effect will require an amputation. In addition, if pain is a problem, you may end with phantom pain thus compounding your problem. ...Read more

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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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I have spasticity in my lower limb from a tbi. I tried oral and injectable drugs. Split tendon transfer is not an option. I'm active. Thoughts on amputation?

I have spasticity in my lower limb from a tbi. I tried oral and injectable drugs. Split tendon transfer is not an option. I'm active. Thoughts on amputation?

Need to adapt: You have a permanent deficit. Many children with cerebral palsy learn to live with their disability and are active and participate in regular sports and activities. You now have a form of acquired cerebral palsy. Learn to adapt to it. A good therapy program will help, and trained therapists can be sure that you have the best bracing and stretching methods to provide optimal outcome. ...Read more

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For lower limb spasticity, are there any other injectables available besides Botox? I also do not like the idea of the baclofen pump.

For lower limb spasticity, are there any other injectables available besides Botox? I also do not like the idea of the baclofen pump.

A couple approaches: Several oral meds may work well for spasticity, such as tizanidine, dantrolene sodium, even diazepam. BOTOX is approved by FDA for upper limb but not yet for lower limb. Baclofen outside of pump is mediocre, but coming soon is long-acting form which will make all the difference (might try Amrix for time being). Also, try physical therapy, biofeedback, acupuncture. ?medical marijuana? ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more