Use of Botulinum Toxin Type a in the Treatment of Spasticity


Matur Z., Parman Y. G.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.47, ss.40-43, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/npa.y5929
  • Dergi Adı: NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.40-43

Özet

Spasticity is a component of the upper motor neuron syndrome and occurs after maladaptive improvement. Velocity-dependent increase in muscle tonus causes restricted movement, muscle shortness, pain, joint malpositions and contractures. When spasticity is harmful, it has to be treated. The treatment of spasticity requires a multidisciplinary approach. Botulinum toxin type A is effective when used with other treatment modalities, especially with physiotherapy. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47 Supplement: 40-3)