[Possibilities of subjective and objective evaluation of spasticity].

In this paper the most commonly used methods of assessment patients with spasticity has been presented. "Measuring" of spasticity is necessary for evaluation of new methods of treatment. This could be made directly or indirectly--in that case the sequela of spasticity is measured. In this elaboration as well subjective as objective methods of examination in spasticity has been described. The tone intensity scales, spasm frequency scores, global scales of motor impairment, ADL scales, upper extremity dexterity and strength testing, examination techniques and maneuvers to differentiate rectus femoris from iliopsoas and gastrocnemius from soleus tightness, clinical gait scores, EMG and goniometric pendulum test has been mentioned.
AuthorsJ Opara
JournalPolski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego (Pol Merkur Lekarski) Vol. 11 Issue 61 Pg. 109-12 (Jul 2001) ISSN: 1426-9686 [Print] Poland
Vernacular TitleMozliwości subiektywnej i obiektywnej oceny spastyczności.
PMID11579822 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
  • Humans
  • Muscle Spasticity (diagnosis)

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