Clinical management of spasticity and contractures In multiple sclerosis

Lorna Paul, Paul Mattison

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common neurological disorder causing disability in young people in the developed world, with approximately 2 million people affected by the condition worldwide and 100,000 people affected in the UK(McAlpine and Compston 2005). MS is a progressive illness with neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative components generally accepted to have an underlying auto-immune aetiology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurological Rehabilitation: Spasticity and Contractures in Clinical Practice and Research.
EditorsAnand Pandanyan, Hermie J. Hermens, Bernard A. Conway 
Place of PublicationFlorida, USA
PublisherCRC Press
Pages175-202
Number of pages28
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315374369
ISBN (Print)9781466565449
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Publication series

NameRehabilitation Science in Practice Series
PublisherCRC Press

Keywords

  • multiple sclerosis
  • spasticity
  • clinical management
  • contractures

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    Paul, L., & Mattison, P. (2018). Clinical management of spasticity and contractures In multiple sclerosis. In A. Pandanyan, H. J. Hermens, & B. A. Conway  (Eds.), Neurological Rehabilitation: Spasticity and Contractures in Clinical Practice and Research. (1st ed., pp. 175-202). (Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series). CRC Press.