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Decorticate posture

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Decorticate posture

The posture of spastic hemiparesis: the affected upper extremity is held in adduction and flexion; the affected foot is held in plantar flexion and inversion. Spasticity prevents resumption of normal posture. (Courtesy of Dr. Sid Gilman.)

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