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Grading Muscle Spasticity With a Modified Ashworth Scale

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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ICD-10:

Description:

Spasticity is a velocity-dependent response which may be shown by skeletal muscle during passive stretching. It is a finding which may be seen in central nervous system disorders. The scale of Ashworth was modified by Bohannon and Smith to make it more discrete for grading mild disorders.

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