Management of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Alireza Shamsoddini 1 , * , Susan Amirsalari 2 , Mohammad-Taghi Hollisaz 3 , Alireza Rahimnia 4 , Amideddin Khatibi-Aghda 5

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How to Cite: Shamsoddini A , Amirsalari S , Hollisaz M , Rahimnia A, Khatibi-Aghda A. Management of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy, Iran J Pediatr. 2014 ; 24(4):345-351.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 24 (4); 345-351
Published Online: May 09, 2014
Article Type: Review Article
Received: January 10, 2014
Accepted: February 17, 2014

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Abstract

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of spasticity and physical disability in children and spasticity is one of the commonest problems in those with neurological disease. The management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy requires a multidisciplinary effort and should be started as early as possible. There are a number of treatments available for the management of spasticity. This article reviews the variety of options available for the clinical management of spasticity.

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Intrathecal Baclofen Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Rhizotomy Spasticity

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