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Impaired Writing Associated with Focal Dystonia Affecting Muscles of Upper Limb (Writer's Cramp)

Purpose:

To evaluate the handwriting of a person with writer's cramp (focal dystonia of the distal upper limb).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

F48.8, G24, G25.8

Description:

Writer's cramp is a focal dystonia affecting muscles in the distal upper limb that affects fine motor activities such as penmanship. This can impair a person's ability to communicate through handwriting.

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