What is upper extremity spasticity?

Also known as:  muscle spasticity, elbow spasticity, forearm spasticity, wrist spasticity, hand spasticity, flexion contractures, hand in cerebral palsy/stroke/traumatic brain injury.

Upper extremity spasticity refers to increased muscle tone and hyperactive reflexes in the arm. It is usually due to a problem with motor nerves in the brain, and can be caused by cerebral palsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury.


Reviewed by: Aaron J. Berger

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