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Please help! what is the difference between rigidity and spasticity?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Spasticity is

Velocity dependent.
So it comes with movement of a joint. Rigidity is the tone of the muscle at rest. Both are due to neurologic insult to the central nervous system.

In brief: Spasticity is

Velocity dependent.
So it comes with movement of a joint. Rigidity is the tone of the muscle at rest. Both are due to neurologic insult to the central nervous system.
Dr. Robert Kent
Dr. Robert Kent
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