We did not identify any studies of md rehabilitation in children with post‐stroke spasticity or after other injected medications the review findings are limited by the small number of studies that are methodologically flawed. A systematic review of 24 studies on the epidemiology of leg spasticity reported a prevalence of 28-38% in patients with stroke, 41-66% in patients with multiple sclerosis, and 13% in patients with traumatic brain injury1 spasticity varies from a subtle neurological sign to a gross increase in tone causing immobility of joints. Purpose: to identify and appraise the literature on clinical measures of spasticity that has been investigated in people after stroke methods: the literature search involved four databases. Review spasticity after stroke: physiology, assessment and treatment aurore thibaut1, camille chatelle1, background: spasticity following a stroke occurs in about 30% of patients the mechanisms underlying this disorder, however, are not well understood.
Objectives spasticity causes significant long-term disability-burden, requiring comprehensive management this review evaluates evidence from published systematic reviews of clinical trials for effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for improved spasticity outcomes.
Patient characteristics differed widely between and within the studies included in our review with regard to the underlying neurologic diagnosis, nature, and severity of the problem considered spasticity, location of spasticity, age, and phase of recovery. The review found there was not enough evidence from trials to assess the effects of the range of drugs used to try and relieve spasticity after spinal cord injury the authors of the review call for more research and make recommendations as to how this research should be conducted.
1 introduction stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in adults in most countries1, 2, 3 spasticity is a common, but not an inevitable condition, in patients with stroke spasticity following stroke is often associated with pain, soft tissue stiffness, and joint contracture, and may lead to abnormal limb posture, decreased quality of life, increased treatment cost. Spasticity is a frequent and debilitating feature of common neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries the disorder is often associated with pain and discomfort and increased care needs spasticity is difficult to manage and requires a. Non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity in adults: an overview of systematic reviews despite the available range of non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity, there is lack of high-quality evidence for many modalities s shin, g han, et alacupuncture for spasticity after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity in adults: an overview of systematic reviews in persons following stroke m zakharova, n suponeva, et altranscranial and spinal cord magnetic stimulation in treatment of spasticity a literature review and meta-analysis eur j phys rehabil med (2016.
Spasticity after stroke: physiology, assessment and treatment spasticity following a stroke occurs in about 30% of patients the mechanisms underlying this disorder, however, are not well understood method: this review aims to define spasticity, describe hypotheses explaining its development. Therefore, in order to fill this void, we turn to design a systematic review and meta- analysis on the efficacy of acupoint stimulation for post-stroke spasticity patients objectives this systematic review is aim to evaluate the efficacy of acupoint stimulation in managing of post- stroke spasticity.
Literature review of spasticity scroll down to see more content spasticity, motor recovery, and neural plasticity after stroke as originally seen in frontiers in neurology. Spasticity is a major disabling symptom that most commonly arises after stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, some traumatic brain injuries.
And the clinical presentation of spasticity following stroke differs from other conditions , critical appraisal of clinical tools available to measure spasticity after stroke is warranted. Review paper assessment of spasticity after stroke using clinical measures: a to identify and appraise the literature on clinical measures of spasticity that has been available to measure. There is a need for objective clinical tools for measuring spasticity that are clinically feasible and easily interpreted by clinicians this review identified various clinical measures of spasticity that have been investigated in people after stroke insufficient evidence of psychometric properties.