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Lead Pipe Rigidity



    • Feel For

    • A continuous and non-velocity dependent increase in tone. This is best assessed at the elbow, wrist and knee joints.
    • Significance

    • Caused by Parkinson's disease, other causes of parkinsonism, and contractures.
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