spastic tetraplegia


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spastic tetraplegia

; ST spasticity of legs (type I ST) or all limbs (type II SP) with soft-tissue contracture and disuse muscle atrophy; characteristic of some forms of cerebral palsy (see cerebral palsy)
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During The Six Days war, June 1967, he sustained a cervical gunshot wound, leading to a complete spastic tetraplegia below C4.
Cerebral palsy was classified as spastic tetraplegia (spasticity of all four limbs and of about equal involvement), and spastic diplegia--spasticity of lower limbs more affected than the upper.
Thirteen children 13 had spastic diplegia, 8 children had spastic tetraplegia CP, and 9 had spastic hemiplegia.