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Tuli and Kumar’s Staging of Pott’s Paraplegia ::



Stage 1 :Patient unaware of neural deficit, physician detects plantar extensor and/or ankle clonus.
Stage II : Patient aware of deficit but manages to walk with support, clumsiness of gait.
Stage III : Paralysis in extension, sensory deficit less than 50%
Stage IV : III + flexor spasm/ paralysis in flexion/ flaccid/ sensory deficit more than 50%/ sphincters involved.

By Dr. Tushar Mehta

MBBS , DNB (Ortho), MNAMS, PGDCR, http://www.facebook.com/orthopaedicsplus.in

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