Clinical neurophysiological assessment of spasticity

  • J. Zidar
  • M. R. Dimitrijević


It is possible to approach the neurophysiological assessment of spasticity in two ways. The most straightforward and simple one is to document clinical phenomena, for example exaggerated tonic and phasic stretch reflexes. The other approach is based on description of the underlying spinal and supraspinal mechanisms of spasticity. Both of them are successful in quantifying spastic phenomena and are therefore useful for assessment of the efficacy of different forms of treatment.


Spinal Cord Lesion Presynaptic Inhibition Recurrent Inhibition Passive Stretch Spinal Cord Injured Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Zidar
    • 1
  • M. R. Dimitrijević
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Clinical NeurophysiologyUniversity Medical CenterLjubljanaYugoslavia
  2. 2.Division of Restorative Neurology and Human NeurobiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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