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Spastic Cerebral Palsy (SCP)

Spastic cerebral palsy is the type of cerebral palsy wherein spasticity is the exclusive impairment present. It affects the cerebral cortex.

It is by far the most common type of overall cerebral palsy. Occurring in 90% of all cases according to the Society for Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE); even if the 90% assertion is an exaggeration; however, more conservative scientific estimates still place the prevalence of spasticity-dominant cerebral palsy at anywhere from 70–80% of all cases, leaving cases dominated by ataxic cerebral palsy, dyskinetic cerebral palsy and athetoid cerebral palsy trailing at 20–30%.