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What is spasticity?

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Spasticity is a muscle control disorder that is characterized by tight or stiff muscles you can't control. In addition, reflexes may go on for too long and may be too strong (hyperactive reflexes). For example, an infant with a hyperactive grasp reflex may keep her hand in a tight fist.

From: Spasticity WebMD Medical Reference

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American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Business Wire. “Ipsen announces FDA approval of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults in the United States.”

Smania, N. , September 2010. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 

UpToDate: "Management and prognosis of cerebral palsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 15, 2017

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American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Business Wire. “Ipsen announces FDA approval of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults in the United States.”

Smania, N. , September 2010. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 

UpToDate: "Management and prognosis of cerebral palsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 15, 2017

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