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diplegia

 [di-ple´jah]
paralysis of like parts on either side of the body. adj., adj diple´gic.

di·ple·gi·a

(dī-plē'jē-ă),
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
Synonym(s): double hemiplegia
[G. di-, two, + plēgē, a stroke]

diplegia

(dī-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.

di·ple·gi·a

(dī-plē'jē-ă)
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
[G. di-, two, + plēgē, a stroke]

diplegia

Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.

Diplegia

Paralysis affecting like parts on both sides the body, such as both arms or both legs.
Mentioned in: Cerebral Palsy

di·ple·gi·a

(dī-plē'jē-ă)
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
[G. di-, two, + plēgē, a stroke]
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Since trunk control is most impaired in children with diplegic and tetraplegic topographic types and at higher GMFCS levels, children with diplegic and tetraplegic CP with GMFCS levels of III-IV were included in the present study to eliminate the confounding results emerging from heterogeneous types and GMFCS levels.
Distribution of Cerebral Palsy (CP) subtypes in the patient population CP Subtype Number (n=730) Ratio (%) Spastic 644 88.2 Hemiplegic 229 31.4 Diplegic 230 31.5 Tetraplegic 185 25.3 Dyskinetic 23 3.2 Athetoid 4 0.50 Choreathetoic 8 1.1 Dystonic 11 1.5 Ataxic 5 0.7 Hypotonic 12 1.6 Mixed 25 3.4 Unclassified 21 2.9 Total 730 100 CP: cerebral palsy Table 2.
In group 1-hemiplegic, diplegic, tetraplegic ones-for evaluation of hand functions, between MACS and BFMF, a strong positive corelation was determined (r=0,897, p<0,001); while evaluating the relations between hand functions and severity of CP, both relations between MACS and GMFCS and BFMF and GMFCS, were represented significantly important corelations (rs=0.488, p<0.001 and rs=0.476, p<0.001, respectively).
Callum, of Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, is desperate to take his first proper steps but as a diplegic cerebral palsy sufferer, his legs and hips have both been affected by the condition.
The aim of the study is to identify the gait deviations clearly due to the increased femoral anteversion and to distinguish these deviations from the other causes, which are commonly seen in children with spastic diplegic CP The hypothesis was that the increasing flexion motion and extensor moment at the hip and knee during stance phase, which are commonly seen in children with crouch gait, have a strong relationship with IFA.
Though his diagnosis is cerebral palsy, diplegic type, he is very active and enjoys sports such as judo, swimming, soccer and skiing.
Callum, of Seaton Sluice, suffers from diplegic cerebral palsy, and travelled to America earlier this year for a pioneering operation on his spine.
He now suffers from severe spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, is dependent on a wheelchair and requires assistance in all aspects of his life.
Though his diagnosis is cerebral palsy, spastic diplegic type, he runs through life, enjoying judo, swimming, soccer and skiing.
Callum, who suffers from diplegic cerebral palsy, travelled to St Louis Children's Hospital in America at the start of the year for an operation on his spine called selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to help him walk for the first time.
Spartans season ticket holder Callum, who suffers from diplegic cerebral palsy, travelled to St Louis Children's Hospital in the US in January for an operation on his spine called selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery, as well as tendon-lengthening surgery.
Callum, of Seaton Sluice in Northumberland, suffers from diplegic cerebral palsy and underwent the same two major operations as Lily.