What is the most common sign of spasticity?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Typically, the most common sign on exam is resistance to a passive change in a joint angle. It is most commonly noted in the flexor muscles of the upper extremities, the proximal extensor muscles of the lower extremities, and the distal flexor muscles of the lower extremities. As such, depending on the insult, specific patterns may arise that can aide in treatment.


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