Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity / Edition 1

Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity / Edition 1

by David A. Gelber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896036367

ISBN-13: 9780896036369

Pub. Date: 10/11/2007

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The book is divided into three sections that allow one to refer quickl y to management strategies for specific neurological diseases and trea tment modalities. The first section reviews basic concepts in spastici ty, its clinical management, and an overview of the clinical features and principles in its management. The second section discusses current treatments

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The book is divided into three sections that allow one to refer quickl y to management strategies for specific neurological diseases and trea tment modalities. The first section reviews basic concepts in spastici ty, its clinical management, and an overview of the clinical features and principles in its management. The second section discusses current treatments including physical and occupational therapy, splinting and orthotics, electrical stimulation, orthopedic interventions, nerve bl ocks, use of bolulinum toxin, and the use of newly released medication s, such as tizandine, as well as novel techniques such as the baclofen intrathecal pump. The final section reviews a coordinated approach to the treatment of spasticity and specific neurological diseases, inclu ding spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke and cerebral palsy , thus outlining a framework for physicians to develop a care plan for patients with these disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896036369
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/11/2007
Series:
Current Clinical Neurology Series
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Pt. IBasic Concepts of Spasticity
1Physiology and Pharmacology of Spasticity3
2Clinical Features of Spasticity and Principles of Treatment13
3Measurement of Spasticity27
Pt. IITreatment Modalities
4Physical and Occupational Approaches47
5Orthotic Management67
6Electrical Stimulation93
7Baclofen103
8Tizanidine125
9Benzodiazepines137
10Dantrolene147
11Alternative Pharmacologic Therapies151
12Nerve Blocks159
13Botulinum Toxins173
14Intrathecal Medications187
15Orthopedic Interventions for the Management of Limb Deformities in Upper Motoneuron Syndromes197
16Neurosurgical Management257
Pt. IIIA Coordinated Approach to the Treatment of Spasticity in Neurologic Diseases
17Management of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy269
18The Evaluation and Treatment of Spasticity in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis287
19The Development and Management of Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury305
20Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinician's Approach353
Index369

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