Cerebral Palsy Spastic
Cerebral Palsy Spastic is the most common cause of physical disability in childhood, affecting 1.5-3.0 per 1000 living births in Europe. Spasticity is a clinical phenomenon that is frequently present in CP. It is characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in stretch reflexes. This hyper excitability of stretch reflexes in muscles limits children in their mobility and gait.
Several physical examination tests have been developed to assess Cerebral Palsy Spastic. These tests are used to assist clinical decision-making and the evaluation treatment, such as botulinum toxin type A injections, selective dorsal rhizotomy and orthopaedic surgery. However, performance and interpretation of these tests are often subjective and inaccurate, and standardisation is often lacking.