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Development of postural adjustments during reaching in infants with CP.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10576641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of postural adjustments during reaching movements was longitudinally studied in seven infants with cerebral palsy (CP) between 4 and 18 months of age. Five infants developed spastic hemiplegia, one spastic tetraplegia, and one spastic tetraplegia with athetosis. Each assessment consisted of a simultaneous recording of video data and surface EMGs of arm, neck, trunk, and leg muscles during reaching in various lying and sitting positions. The basic organization of postural adjustments of the children developing spastic CP was intact. Their main problem was a deficient capacity to modulate the postural adjustments to task-specific constraints - a deficit which was attributed to a combination of an impaired motor coordination and deficits in sensory integration. The child with spastic-dyskinetic CP showed distinct abnormalities in the basic organization of postural adjustments.
M Hadders-Algra; I B van der Fits; E F Stremmelaar; B C Touwen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-23     Completed Date:  1999-12-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  766-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Physiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Palsy* / complications
Hemiplegia / complications,  diagnosis
Motor Skills Disorders / complications,  diagnosis
Muscle Spasticity / complications,  diagnosis
Posture / physiology*
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