spastic diplegia


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spastic diplegia

[′spas·tik dī′plē·jə]
(medicine)
Spastic paralysis of the arms and legs caused by diffuse lesions of the cerebral cortex.
A form of cerebral palsy, possibly due to prenatal or perinatal hypoxia or other injuries resulting in atrophic lobar sclerosis, or to congenital or developmental abnormalities.
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Level of activity and participation in adults with spastic diplegia 17-26 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy.
Ross SA, Engsberg JR (2007) Relationships between spasticity, strength, gait, and the GMFM-66 in persons with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.
Stott NS, Atherton WG, Mackey AH, Galley IJ, Nicol RO and Walsh SJ (2005): The reliability and validity of assessment of sagittal plane deviations in children who have spastic diplegia.
The brothers - from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire - were born with spastic diplegia - a type of cerebral palsy which affects their legs and feet.
Carl has spastic diplegia (stiff legs), a weak trunk, and intermittently affected arms and eyes.
Erin has a condition called cerebral palsy spastic diplegia, and her parents are raising money to help with the treatment she needs after a major operation on her legs.
Hayden, from Chelmsley Wood, has a type of cerebral palsy called spastic diplegia.
Kyle Weaver, four, of Llysfaen, has cerebral palsy spastic diplegia and had an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy to strengthen his legs at St Louis's children's hospital in Missouri.
Beth, who attends nursery at St Benedict's Catholic Primary School in Redcar, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia in August 2011, when she was two.
Back in February nine-year-old Tom Sargent and his family were struggling to raise funds for surgery to loosen his leg muscles, tightened by a form of cerebral palsy called spastic diplegia.
It took almost 18 months before they were properly diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy - caused by brain damage before, during or after birth.