Management of Spasticity Revisited

Laura A. Graham


Age Ageing. 2013;42(4):435-441. 

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Principles of Assessment

A holistic assessment should be carried out to form a list of problems caused by spasticity and the effects on function.[10]

Spasticity does not always need treatment, particularly if there is no realistic proposition of functional gain. For example, where concurrent upper limb weakness limits hand use even if tone can be reduced, use of botulinum toxin to forearm flexors is only indicated if hand hygiene is compromised.