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for Spastic Gait Disorder - Adult; Acquired

   
Spastic Gait Disorder - Adult; Acquired
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • Evaluate for involvement: all limbs or lower limbs only? Bowel, bladder and/or sexual dysfunction? Incontinence?
  • If optic neurtitis, episodic weakness/sensory loss, consider multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating process
  • Myelopathy from spinal stenosis or degenerative process, extensive differential including CNS processes of brain and spine
  • Consider HIV risk
  • History of traumatic head injury, CVA
  • Family history of neurologic disorders
    Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
  • MRI of brain for demyelinating lesions; geriatric patients with cognitive changes and incontinence, consider head CT
  • Consider TSH, T4, B12, Folate, CBC, WESR, LFTS, fasting glucose, Hgb A1C, renal function and other tests of peripheral neuropathy, HIV risk
  • EMG
  • Neurology referral
    Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
    Appointment Timeframe  
    How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
    External Patients: hand carry medical records and clinic notes to visit
    Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
    Patient: 734-936-7175
    Clinic Location Sites Burlington Building
    UM Consulting Physician Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Program
    Revised on: 10/07/2009