Introduction to Spasticity
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“Spasticity is a symptom that occurs following damage to the central nervous system”CorrectIncorrect
Why does spasticity occur? Click the correct answerCorrectIncorrect
“Spasticity is always harmful and should always be treated”CorrectIncorrect
Match the following types of spasticity with their definitions:
- affecting an isolated body part such as an elbow or a foot
- affecting a whole limb such as an arm or a leg
- affecting the whole body
Match the following features of spasticity with their definitions:
- An increase in stiffness of an affected body part due to a whole range of issues e.g. effortful movement or pain.
- Involuntary, rhythmical contractions – often seen around the ankle and elbow.
- Stretch reflexes protect our muscles from injury. In spasticity these become exaggerated and therefore muscles become tighter with even the smallest stretch.
- Increased tone that is present at rest and NOT velocity dependent like pure spasticity.
Hyperactive stretch reflex
Which of the following are common triggers of spasticity?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following should be considered as first-line interventions in spasticity management?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following should be considered as second-line interventions in spasticity management?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following should be considered as third-line interventions in spasticity management?CorrectIncorrect
“If left unmanaged spasticity can result in numerous secondary complications”CorrectIncorrect