chapter  30
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The spastic upper limb and its surgical rehabilitation

ByCaroline Leclercq

Spasticity is characterized by muscle hypertony, linked to a central neurologic impairment involving the pyramidal tract. It may occur in varied circumstances:

• In children, cerebral palsy is caused by brain anoxia, which is usually secondary to fetal or perinatal problems, and less frequently to brain damage during childhood.