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Spasticity is a symptom that can be managed. You don't always have to live with this burden. Early treatment may reduce worsening or severity of spasticity. If you wait too long, severe spasticity can lead to contractures that need to be treated with surgery.
demonstrate efficacy of ITB TherapySM
SISTERS is the first study in post stroke patients showing the efficacy of ITB TherapySM compared to conventional medical treatment consisting of oral medication.READ MORE
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