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stats on spastic quadriplegia
Hi, was wondering what the actual number of children who are diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia go on to be independant adults?  Is it possible?
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Hello highly motivated,

How are you? Spastic quadriplegia occurs when all four limbs are affected with increased tone, decreased movements and brisk reflexes. Complications of spastic quadriplegia include dysfunction of the muscles of the mouth and tongue, seizures, increased risk for cognitive difficulties, bowel and bladder dysfunction, scoliosis, hip dislocation, tooth decay and skin sores. However, estimates of the percentage of children with spastic quadriplegia who might eventually walk ranged from 0% to 72% according to literature. Since many individuals with physical disabilities have some degree of spasticity, flexibility training is critical. You should identify the spastic muscle groups and develop a long-range plan to increase range of motion. You should also consult with a physical therapist, physician or appropriate medical professional to determine how to stretch a spastic muscle without causing injury

I hope this helps. Take care and regards.
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