Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Upper Limb Spasticity

Laura Black*, Deborah Gaebler-Spira

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are many nonsurgical treatment options for patients with upper limb spasticity. This article presents an algorithmic approach to management, encompassing evidence-based rehabilitation therapies, medications, and promising new orthotic and robotic innovations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-464
Number of pages10
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2018


  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscle hypertonia
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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