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Children with cerebral diseases that retard mental development are often unable to learn the sequences of movement required in hopping, jumping over a barrier, hitting or kicking a ball, or dancing. They suffer a developmental motor apraxia. Certain tests quantitate failure in these age-linked motor skills (see Chap. 28). In the authors' opinion, the time-honored division of apraxia into ideational, ideomotor (idiokinetic), and kinetic types is unsatisfactory. It is more helpful to think of the apraxias in an anatomic sense, as disorders of association between different parts of the cerebral cortex, as described above.
It may result from disease of the peripheral nerves, muscles, or myoneural junctions; gray matter of the spinal cord; or the upper motor neurons bilaterally in the cervical cord, brainstem, or cerebrum. Diplegia is a special form of quadriplegia in which the legs are affected more than the arms. Triplegia occurs most often as a transitional condition in the development of or partial recovery from tetraplegia. 5. Isolated paralysis of one or more muscle groups. 6. ). 7. Muscular paralysis without visible changes in motor neurons, roots, or nerves.
Power of contraction improves with encouragement. The weakness is inconsistent; some movements are performed tentatively and moments later another movement involving the same muscles is performed naturally. Hoover's sign and the trunk-thigh sign of Babinski are helpful in distinguishing hysterical from organic hemiplegia. To elicit Hoover's sign, the examiner places both hands under the heels of the recumbent patient, who is asked to press the heels down forcefully. With organic hemiplegia, pressure will be felt entirely or almost entirely from the nonparalyzed leg.