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Modified Ashworth Scale Grading for Spasticity
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No increase in muscle tone
Slight increase in muscle tone, manifested by a catch and release (clasp knife phenomenon), or by minimal resistance at the end of the range of motion when the affected parts is moved in flexion or extension.
Slight increase in muscle tone, manifested by a catch, followed by minimal resistance throughout the remainder (less than half) of the ROM
More marked increase in muscle tone though most of the ROM, but affected parts easily move.
Considerable increase in muscle tone, passive movement difficult thoughout the entire range.
Affected parts rigid in flexion and extension.
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