- Child looks alert, conscious, active and has no dysmorphic features.
- Gait is normal.
- Limb tone is normal, power is 5/5 in all muscle components, and reflexes are intact. Babinski negative.
- Spine is normal.
Child looks alert, conscious, cooperative and has no dysmorphic features. Child has a scissoring gait. The calf muscles are wasted. Limbs are spastic, power is 5/5 in all muscle component. Reflexes are brisk. Babinski negative. Spine is normal.
Spasticity is a motor disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes with exaggerated tendon jerks, resulting from hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex.