Clinical features of spasticity

  • Ph. Frerebeau
  • F. Segnarbieux
  • F. Ohanna
  • J. F. Ronzier


Spasticity is one of the major component of the upper motor neuron syndrome. It may arise in patients suffering from a multitude of lesions which include the sensori-motor cortical area and its descending tracts, centers in the brain stem and their descending pathways, and the spinal cord itself (Wiesendanger 1985). Hyperexcitability of the stretch-reflex continues to be considered as the basic phenomenon causing the increase in muscle tone, in addition to the pathological proprioceptive reflexes.


Cerebral Palsy Urethral Sphincter Cutaneous Contact Spastic Cerebral Palsy Spinal Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Frerebeau
    • 1
  • F. Segnarbieux
    • 1
  • F. Ohanna
    • 1
  • J. F. Ronzier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, C.H.R. Saint Eloi-Gui de ChauliacUniversity of MontpellierMontpellier CedexFrance

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