Chapter

Spasticity

Anthony B. Ward, Michael P. Barnes, Sandra C. Stark and Sarah Ryan

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Rehabilitation

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550524
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598946 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550524.003.0006

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Spasticity

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Definition - Upper motor neuron syndrome - Goals of treatment and outcome measures - The Tardieu Scale - Treatment strategies—alleviation of exacerbating factors and positioning - Treatment strategies—physiotherapy - Treatment strategies—oral medication - Focal treatment—phenol and botulinum toxin - Intrathecal techniques - Surgical and orthopaedic procedures

Chapter.  4653 words. 

Subjects: Rehabilitation Medicine

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