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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used transverse-friction massage on calf muscles of patients with spastic diplegia and suggested that it resets sacromere lengths and leads to improved proprioceptive feedback.20 Massage has been widely used in previous studies, with one study from the University of Glasgow, reporting increased range of motion after massage in patients with spastic diplegia.
Neurological evaluation revealed spastic diplegia of lower extremities, mild generalized increase in muscle tone, deep tendon reflexes of the lower extremities, and positive Babinski reflexes bilaterally.
This is a surgical procedure that is well proven in children with spastic diplegia and was adopted worldwide following Warwick Peacock's work in Cape Town in the 1980s.
Budding ballerina Ava Evans suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, a condition which affects the movement, growth and strength in the leg muscles, and causes them to stiffen.
After her mum noticed development delays, with Leah unable to sit up on her own, a MRI scan confirmed she had spastic diplegia.
The study population comprised 27 children with congenital hemiplegia (2.36%), 35 with spastic diplegia (38.04%), and 30 with spastic tetraplegia (32.6%).
John has cerebral palsy with a combination of spastic hemiplegia (spasticity affecting one side of his body) and spastic diplegia (spasticity affecting his lower extremities) allowing only one of his arms to move no higher than his chin.
At nine months, she was still struggling to support herself and she was eventually diagnosed with spastic diplegia - a form of cerebral palsy.