Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegic

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Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegic

Spastic diplegia cerebral palsy is characterized by muscle stiffness predominantly in the legs and less severely in the arms and face (although the hands may be clumsy).  Tendon reflexes are typically hyperactive and the toes point up. Tightness in certain leg muscles makes the legs move like the arms of a scissor. Children with this kind of cerebral palsy may require a walker or leg braces. Intelligence and language skills are usually normal.
 

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The terms "Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegic" returned 10 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Deficits in anticipatory inhibition of postural muscle activity associated with load release while standing in individuals with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Hidehito Tomita, Yoshiki Fukaya, Kenji Totsuka, Yuri Tsukahara

Journal: J. Neurophysiol.. 2013 Apr;109(8):1996-2006.

 

This study aimed to determine whether individuals with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (SDCP) have deficits in anticipatory inhibition of postural muscle activity. Nine individuals with SDCP (SDCP group, 3 female and 6 male, 13-24 yr of age) and nine age- and sex-matched individuals ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2013

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Correlation among the Visual Gait Assessment Scale, Edinburgh Visual Gait Scale and Observational Gait Scale in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Geruza P Bella, NĂ¡dia B B Rodrigues, Paola J Valenciano, Luciana M A E Silva, Regina C T Souza

Journal: Rev Bras Fisioter. 2012 Apr;16(2):134-40.

 

Gait disorders are very common in children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy (CP). In order to improve the CP children's gait and to quantify the outcomes of this intervention it becomes essential to perform an instrumented analysis before and after the intervention.

Last Updated: 15 May 2012

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Cycling with functional electrical stimulation in an adult with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Therese E Johnston, Susan F Wainwright

Journal: Phys Ther. 2011 Jun;91(6):970-82.

 

Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) are at risk for decreased mobility and health complications, and exercise may combat some of these negative changes. Because people with CP have difficulty generating sufficient muscle force, exercise augmented with functional electrical stimulation ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2011

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Evaluation of INRS With BCSK in Children With Spastic Bilateral Cerebral Palsy: a Randomized Controlled Trial.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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