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SPASTICITY-BENEFITS

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SPASTICITY-BENEFITS

1. May assist in standing, transfers, ambulation.
2. May assist in preventing DVT.
3. May assist in preventing osteoporosis.
4. May assist in maintaining muscle bulk.
5. Can serve as a diagnostic tool: spasticity can be a sign of exposure to a noxious stimuli—infection, bowel impaction, urinary retention.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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