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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2018 Aug;29(3):445-453. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2018.03.001. Epub 2018 May 28.

Special Considerations in Assessing and Treating Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury.

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1
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2020 Peachtree Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA.
2
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2020 Peachtree Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA. Electronic address: Wes_Chay@Shepherd.org.

Abstract

The assessment and treatment of spasticity can be challenging in and of itself. The aim of the authors of this article is to highlight some special considerations that may assist in the assessment and treatment approach of spasticity in individuals with spinal cord injury.

KEYWORDS:

Assessment; Management; Spasticity; Spinal cord injury; Treatment

PMID:
30626507
DOI:
10.1016/j.pmr.2018.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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