Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy
Spastic hemiplegia is a type of spastic cerebral palsy that is associated with the loss of use, loss of control of one's limbs on only one side of the body. Persons with spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis) also may experience hemiparetic tremors - uncontrollable shaking of the limbs on one side of the body. Severe hemiparetic tremors can seriously impair movement. The arm of a hemiplegic patient is generally affected more than the leg. Learning disabilities, vision problems, seizures, and dysfunction of the muscles of the mouth and tongue are classic symptoms of hemiparesis.
It has been observed that some patients with spastic hemiplegia, may have limbs on the affected side of the body that may not grow as quickly or as large as those on the more normal side. This spastic hemiplegia usually affects the foot most severely. Since the involved foot in hemiplegia is often smaller than the unaffected foot even among patients who walk, this size difference is probably not due in part to lack of use.
Similarly, infants with spastic hemiplegia, may develop a preference much earlier, since the hand on the unaffected side of their body is stronger and more useful, furthering the non use of the affected limb. Treatments of spastic hemiplegia include botox injections, spinal cord stimulation and medical procedures to reduce the spastity of the hemiplegic CP patient.
Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
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