Prevalence Of Spastic Cerebral Palsy

I know I haven’t really been posting as much as I used to. It has been really hectic taking care of my daughter and dealing with other problems surrounding her. I will talk about that in a later post.

Even though, it is the last day of national cerebral palsy awareness month, I wanted to at least write one post related to cerebral palsy. So, today I wanted to talk about the prevalence of spastic cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common form of cerebral palsy. It accounts for 70% to 80% of the cases with the motor impairment. Spastic cerebral palsy is characterized by stiff, rigid, and permanently contracted muscles that makes it difficult for the individual to make coordinated movements. 

Spastic cerebral palsy is further divided in two subgroups and five topographical forms. 

Unilateral spastic cerebral palsy makes up for 30% of the cases with spastic cerebral palsy. 

  • Spastic hemiplegia accounts for 22.6% of the cases. 
  • Spastic monoplegia accounts for 0.5% of the cases, 

Bilateral spastic cerebral palsy makes up 69% of the cases with spastic cerebral palsy. 

Spastic diplegia accounts for 22.4% of the cases. 

Spastic quadriplegia accounts for 25.0% of the cases. 

Spastic triplegia accounts for 1.2% of the cases. 

Spastic not otherwise specified (NOS) accounts for 5.3% of the cases. 

Unaccounted spastic cerebral palsy makes up 0.7% of the cases with spastic cerebral palsy. 

Source: www.cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/prevalence-and-incidence

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