What is diplegic cerebral palsy
Diplegic cerebral palsy is a form of cerebral palsy that results from damage to the parts of the brain that control muscle movements, and affects either both arms or both legs. The injuries that cause diplegic cerebral palsy can occur before, during or after birth.
Diplegic cerebral palsy signs and symptoms
Each child will display symptoms of diplegia differently, depending on the type of cerebral palsy:
- Spastic cerebral palsy – muscles are stiff and tight (hypertonia), making movement difficult and reducing someone's range of motion
- Ataxic cerebral palsy – impaired balance and coordination, tremors and imprecise motor skills
- Dyskinetic cerebral palsy – involuntary movements and spasms due to muscles changing between stiffness (hypertonia) and looseness (hypotonia)
- Mixed cerebral palsy – symptoms of one or more of the types of cerebral palsy above
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