Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons can play an important role in managing spasticity and its sequelae; thus, their contributions to the spasticity management team may be beneficial.

Neurologists and urologists can assist with issues such as seizure control and neurogenic bladder, which may affect spasticity control. [56]

Physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists can assist with family/patient training and education, as well as with therapeutic interventions.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians lead a patient’s spasticity management team by reinforcing the role of function in guiding treatment decisions and by implementing those medical interventions that may be helpful.


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