Do all stroke survivors develop spasticity?

38% of stroke survivors experience spasticity within one year after a first stroke¹. The percentage frequency is distributed as follows:

  • 27 percent after one month
  • 28 percent after three months
  • 23–43 percent after six months
  • 34 percent after 18 months after the stroke²

1 Watkins CL, Leathley MJ, Gregson JM, Moore AP, Smith TL, Sharma AK. Prevalence of spasticity post stroke. Clin Rehabil. 2002;16(5):515-22.

2 Kuo Ch. et al. Post-stroke Spasticity: A Review of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatments. International Journal of Gerontology 2018; Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 280-284. Review Article 2018/06/19.

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