How is spasticity in pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) controlled?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Spasticity should be controlled pharmacologically with medications such as diazepam, baclofen, or dantrolene sodium. Patients with spasticity refractory to medication may be candidates for neurosurgical ablation. Flexion contractures may also be relieved surgically.


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