UPPER LIMB SPASTICITY

Spasticity is a condition where certain muscles have increased tone causing resistance to movement. This increased tone is as the result of damage to the central nervous system that occurs following stroke, traumatic brain injury or cerebral palsy. Mr Lamyman has an interest in treating adult patients with spasticity affecting the upper limb.

 

Decision-making on evaluating the best treatment options in upper limb spasticity is complex and requires a careful clinical assessment but can involve botulinum toxin injection to affected muscles, releasing affected joints, dividing or lengthening tight tendons, transferring tendons, dividing nerves or fusing joints.