What are the clinical scales for spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Spasticity is difficult to quantify, [3] but clinically useful scales include the following:

  • Ashworth Scale/Modified Ashworth: From 0-4 (normal to rigid tone)

  • Physician's Rating Scale: Gait pattern and range of motion assessed

  • Spasm Scale: From 0-4 (no spasms to >10/h)

See Workup for more detail.


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