Improving the Quality of life: The Implication of Intrathecal Baclofen in patients with Protracted Spasticity
Spasticity is defined as a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone. Clinically, it becomes more visible with a rapid stretching movement. The pathogenesis of this clinical entity involves upper motor neuron dysfunction. Patients could present with minor muscle stiffness to uncontrollable, painful muscle contractions. This increased tonicity of multiple muscle groups throughout the body significantly impacts mobility and leads to altered posturing, pressure ulcers, and even leads to continence problems. All of these considerably impede these patients' daily lives.
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