Gaits examination by Dr Abraham Verghese

An excellent demonstration of different gait patterns by Dr Abraham Verghese, The Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA. Subscribe to Stanford Medicine 25 Youtube channel for more such videos!

The different gaits demonstrated in this video are:

Hemiplegic gait

  • Also known as circumduction gait
  • Stroke / Hemiplegia

Parkinsonian gait

  • Festinating gait (involuntary inclination to take accelerating steps)
  • marche a petits pas” (walk of little steps)
  • Parkinson’s disease / Parkinsonism

Cerebellar gait

  • Cerebellar diseases or its connections

Sensory gait

  • Peripheral neuropathy

Diplegic gait

  • Spastic gait
  • Cerebral palsy, MS

Myopathic gait

  • Waddling gait
  • Hip girdle weakness (Gluteus medius)

Neuropathic gait

  • High steppage gait (Foot drop)

Choreiform gait

  • Not really a gait

Author: Kshitij Chaudhary

Kshitij Chaudhary is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon working at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India. He has been trained in USA at Harvard University's Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston and Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis. Special Interests: 1. Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Surgery (Pediatric and Adult) 2. Cranio-vertebral and Cervical Spine Surgery 3. Spinal Tumors, Tuberculosis and Infections 4. Degenerative diseases of Lumbar spine 5. Spinal Trauma and Fractures 6. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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