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Abnormal Gait Patter

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Antalgic A protective gait pattern where the involved step length is decreased in order to avoid weight bearing on the involved side usually secondary to pain.
Ataxic A gait pattern characterized by staggering and unsteadiness. There is usually a wide base of support and movements are exaggerated
Cerebellar A staggering gait pattern seen in cerebellar diseases
Cicrcumdution a gait pattern characterized by a circular motion to advance the leg during seing phase, this may be used to compensate for insufficient hip or knee flexion or dorsiflexion.
Double Step A gait pattern in which alternate steps are of a different length or at a different rate
Equine A gait pattern characterized by high steos usually involves excessive activity of the gastrocemius.
Fesinating A gait pattern where a patient walks on toes as though pushed. It starts slowly increases and may continue until the patient grasps an object in order to stop.
Hemiplegic A gait pattern in which patients abduct the paralyzed limb, swing it around and bring it forward so the foot comes to the ground in front of them.
Parkinsonian A gait pattern marked by increased forward flexion of the trunk and knees, gait is shuffling with quick and small steps, fascinating may occur.
Scissor A gait pattern which the legs cross midline upon advancement
Spastic A gait pattern with stiff movement toes seeming to catch and drag legs held tigether hip and knee joints slightly flexed commonly seen in spastic paraplegia
Steppage A gait pattern in which the feet and toes are lifted through hip and kneee flexion to excessive heights usually seconardy to dorsiflexor weakness. The foot will slap at initial contact with the ground seconardy to the decreased control.
Tabetic A high stepping ataxic gait pattern in which the feet slap the ground
Trendenlurg A gait pattern that denotes the gluteus medius weakness, excessive lateral trunk flexion and weight shifting over the stance leg
Vaulting A gait pattern where the swing leg advances by compensating through the combination of elevation f the pelvis and plantar flexion of the stance leg
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