Challenges in Managing Severe Lower Limb Spasticity Associated with Bilateral Hip Joints Subluxation
Ohnmar Htwe 1 * , Rizuana Iqbal Hussain 2, Amaramalar Selvi Naicker 1
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1 University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Abstract

Management of severe spasticity in spinal cord injured patients is challenging especially when associated with bilateral hip joint subluxation. A 22-year-old paraplegic girl presented with very severe lower limbs spasticity and unstable hips. She was treated with botulinum toxin a injections to her lower limb muscles. This method of treatment was shown to be effective in a case of severe spasticity with unstable hips.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.15197/ejgm.1475

Eur J Gen Med, 2016 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 165-167

Publication date: 06 Apr 2016

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