117 Possible Causes for Circumduction Gait

  • Stroke
  • Brain Laceration
  • Hemiplegia
  • Pyramidal Tract Lesion
  • Tabes Dorsalis

    With mild hemiparesis, loss of normal arm swing and slight circumduction may be the only abnormalities.[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] When walking, the patient will hold his or her arm to one side and drags his or her affected leg in a semicircle (circumduction) due to weakness of distal muscles (foot drop[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] The gait of acute alcohol intoxication will resemble the gait of cerebellar disease.[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu]

  • Postural Defect

    Trunk shifts to swing side, pelvis lifts on weight-bearing side, and leg is circumducted during swing phase. Hip extensors.[chiro.org] Trunk shifts to swing side, pelvis lifts on weight-bearing side, and leg is circumducted during swing phase. Ankle plantar flexors.[chiro.org] When knee flexion is limited, the pelvis must be elevated and the extremity circumducted so that the foot can avoid the ground during the swing phase.[chiro.org]

  • Hip Contracture

    The gait is likely to be slow with circumduction or hip hitching of the affected limb to aid floor clearance [13] [10] . Diplegic Gait.[physio-pedia.com] When there is weak push-off (often called an apropulsive gait), the stride length will be reduced, and gait velocity falls.[clinicalgaitanalysis.com] Lengthened side: hip hiking, circumduction, excessive hip and knee flexion (steppage gait), foot hyperpronation. Treatment10: For 2cm: shoe lift or consider surgery.[now.aapmr.org]

  • Congenital Genu flexum

    […] pes equinus deformity) or spasticity of plantar flexors - purposeful strategy to avoid WB on heel - knee and hip are kept in flexion throughout stance leading to crouched gait[quizlet.com] Mechanical Rationale and/or Associated Compensations - compensatory hip hiking and/or hip circumduction could be noted Observed Gait Deviation at the Hip/Pelvis/Trunk: Backward[cram.com] The continued growth of the medial condyle results in unilateral knock knees.The typical gait pattern is circumduction, requiring that the individual swing each leg outward[physiotherapy-treatment.com]

  • Ataxia

    There are some specific gaits: the waddling gait of hip girdle weakness; the steppage gait of foot-drop; the swinging gait of quadriceps weakness; and the circumducting or[dartmouth.edu] Damage to the frontal lobes, often produces a curious kind of gait disturbance called “apraxia” of gait.[dartmouth.edu] A foot-drop will cause the patient lift that leg higher, and the gait disturbance is called a “steppage” gait.[dartmouth.edu]

  • SHORT Syndrome

    As the center of gravity unevenly shifts, the smooth sinusoidal motion of gait is disrupted.[erikdalton.com] […] to foot supination on the short side; * Knee hyperextension on the short side and the knee flexed on the long side; * Externally rotated leg on the short side; and/or * Circumduction[erikdalton.com] If a substantial difference exists, disruptive effects on gait and posture can occur. Leg-length discrepancy can be divided into two etiological groups: 1. Structural.[erikdalton.com]

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