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Monoplegia of lower limb Save

ICD-10 code: G83.1

Chapter: Diseases of the nervous system

Understanding Monoplegia of Lower Limb

Monoplegia is a medical condition that affects muscle function and movement in a specific limb. Monoplegia of lower limb is a condition that affects the movement and function of one leg.

The condition is caused by damage to the motor cortex or spinal cord, which can occur due to a variety of reasons including a stroke, traumatic injury, or a neurological disorder.


The most common symptom of monoplegia of lower limb is the inability to move or control one leg. The affected leg may feel weak or heavy, and the individual may have difficulty standing or walking. Other symptoms include:

  1. Abnormal sensations in the affected leg, such as tingling, numbness, or pins and needles
  2. Reduced reflexes in the affected leg
  3. Loss of muscle tone and strength in the affected leg

The treatment for monoplegia of lower limb depends on the underlying cause of the condition. In some cases, the condition may resolve on its own over time. However, in other cases, medical intervention may be necessary.

Physical therapy is often recommended to help individuals with monoplegia of lower limb regain strength and mobility in the affected leg. This may include exercises to improve range of motion, balance, and coordination.

In some cases, medications may be prescribed to manage symptoms such as pain or muscle spasms. Surgery may also be an option in certain cases, particularly if the condition is caused by a structural abnormality or injury that can be corrected through surgery.


Monoplegia of lower limb can be a challenging condition to live with, but with the right treatment and support, individuals with this condition can regain some level of mobility and independence. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of monoplegia of lower limb, it is important to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause of the condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan.