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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common form of CP
Spastic diplegia refers to the part of the body most affected by cerebral palsy.
Diplegia means two limbs. In the cast of spastic diplegia it is the legs that are affected. But most children with spastic diplegia have some level of difficulty with their hands or arms as well but it is much milder than the involvement of the legs. Spastic refers to increased tightness or tone in the muscles.

In brief: Common form of CP
Spastic diplegia refers to the part of the body most affected by cerebral palsy.
Diplegia means two limbs. In the cast of spastic diplegia it is the legs that are affected. But most children with spastic diplegia have some level of difficulty with their hands or arms as well but it is much milder than the involvement of the legs. Spastic refers to increased tightness or tone in the muscles.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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