spastic diplegia


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spas·tic di·ple·gi·a

a type of cerebral palsy in which there is bilateral spasticity, with the lower limbs more severely affected. Compare: flaccid paralysis.

spastic diplegia

paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body. See also cerebral palsy.

spastic diplegia

A feature of cerebral palsy, which affects both legs, often unequally, characterized by hip flexion and internal rotation, due to the overactivity of the iliopsoas, rectus femorus, hip adductors; knee extension, due to overactivity of hamstrings, especially medially, equinus deformity of foot with rearfoot eversion, due to overactivity of triceps surae and peronei. See Cerebral palsy.

spastic diplegia

SPASTIC PARALYSIS affecting both sides of the body equally, but usually affecting the legs more than the arms.

Erb,

Wilhelm Heinrich, German neurologist, 1840-1921.
Duchenne-Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Duchenne-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb atrophy - a form of progressive muscular atrophy in which the disease begins in the muscle and not in the spinal centers. Synonym(s): progressive muscular dystrophy
Erb disease - progressive weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the tongue, lips, palate, pharynx, and larynx, most often caused by motor neuron disease. Synonym(s): progressive bulbar paralysis
Erb formula - the portion of the brachial plexus that can be stimulated through intact skin.
Erb palsy - a type of brachial birth palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the upper arm and shoulder girdle. Synonym(s): Duchenne-Erb paralysis; Duchenne-Erb syndrome; Erb-Duchenne paralysis; Erb paralysis
Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Erb spinal paralysis - chronic myelitis of syphilitic origin.
Erb-Charcot disease - a type of cerebral palsy. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia; spastic paraplegia
Erb-Duchenne paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb-Goldflam disease - Synonym(s): Goldflam disease
Erb-Westphal sign - abolition of the patellar tendon reflex in certain diseases of the spinal cord and occasionally in brain disease. Synonym(s): Erb sign; Westphal-Erb sign; Westphal phenomenon; Westphal sign
Nievergelt-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Nievergelt syndrome
Westphal-Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign

Little,

William J., English surgeon, 1810-1894.
Little disease - a type of cerebral palsy in which there is bilateral spasticity, with the lower extremities more severely affected. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia

spas·tic di·ple·gi·a

(spastik dī-plējē-ă)
Cerebral palsy with bilateral spasticity.
Synonym(s): spastic spinal paralysis.
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Children with spastic diplegia have spasticity (increased muscle tone or tension) that mainly affects their lower extremities.
This is a surgical procedure that is well proven in children with spastic diplegia and was adopted worldwide following Warwick Peacock's work in Cape Town in the 1980s.
Incidence of spinal abnormalities in patients with spastic diplegia 17 to 26 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy.
Diagnosis: ICP, moderate spastic diplegia, recurvation of both knee joints--Ist degree on the right and IIIrd degree on the left.
Four-year-old Ben Elliott was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, two years ago.
The adorable youngster has spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that makes even sitting painful.
Damiano DL, Kelly LE, Vaughn CL (1995a) Effects of quadriceps femoris muscle strengthening on crouch gait in children with spastic diplegia.
Six had athetoid quadriplegia, six had spastic quadriplegia, and two had spastic diplegia.
Kilgour GM, McNair PJ and Stott NS (2005): Range of motion in children with Spastic Diplegia, GMFCS I-II compared to age and gender matched controls.
Extreme maternal hypothyroidism leads to neurological cretinism, which can include spastic diplegia (a form of cerebral palsy), deafness, and severe mental retardation.
She is just like a lot of 6-year-old girls, except that Emma was born with a mild form of spastic diplegia, a type of cerebral palsy that affects mainly the legs.
The 12year-old was born prematurely resulting in a spastic diplegia type of cerebral palsy.