What is the role of botulinum toxin and phenol combination therapy in the treatment of spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Botulinum toxin and phenol may effectively be used together. [28] For instance, gait problems related to diplegic cerebral palsy may involve the hip adductors, knee flexors, and ankle plantar flexors.

Treatment of all muscle groups may not be possible with just 1 medication, because of dosage guidelines or adverse effects.

If phenol and botulinum toxin are used together, all muscle groups can be treated, leading to a more functional outcome.


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