What are the patterns of spasticity in upper extremities?

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

The following patterns present in patients with cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury (TBI): [1]

  • Adduction and internal rotation of the shoulder

  • Flexion of the elbow and wrist

  • Pronation of the forearm

  • Flexion of the fingers and adduction of the thumb


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