Pathological Changes in Spastic Muscle Reflexes Evoked by Passive Stretch or Tendon Taps

@inproceedings{Thilmann1993PathologicalCI,
  title={Pathological Changes in Spastic Muscle Reflexes Evoked by Passive Stretch or Tendon Taps},
  author={Alfred F Thilmann and Stuart J Fellows and Hamish F. Ross},
  year={1993}
}
Spasticity is a motor disorder which occurs after CNS lesions. Although in diagnostic terms clinicians worldwide would largely agree over the term spasticity, no totally satisfying physiological definition has been agreed upon (see Thilmann, this volume). The most widely accepted definition is that of Lance (1980): ‘Spasticity is a motor disorder characterized by the velocity-dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes (‘muscle tone’) with exaggerated tendon jerks, resulting from… CONTINUE READING

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