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Old 05-03-2012
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Question Wide based and short steps gait?

I'm reading ACA stroke and it's written that it cause frontal ataxia with wide-based and short step gaits also called magnetic gait, can someone please tell me how broad-based and short steps?
In other words what broad based means and how we classify the type of gaits?
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Cool not just frontal lobe stroke cause wide based gait

broad based gait = legs are far apart than normally would be in addition to short steps and thus its called magnetic, cuz it looks like there's a magnet under the ground pulling there leg and preventing them from going away
BuT what cuz that idont know

here's some example of gait abnormalities:

Cerebellar ataxia (Wide based gait) Cerebellar

Hypokinetic gait -shuffling gait Parkinson -----> also called Magnetic gait

Waddling gait Muscular dystrophy

Spastic gait UMN lesion

Sensory ataxia -
(wide-based, high-stepping gait)lesions involving: (leading to foot drop)
• peripheral nerves (common peroneal N)
• dorsal roots (L4-S2; which compose Peroneal N)
• Posterior columns

Vestibular ataxia - en-bloc gait with minimal movements of the head during walking. It is Typically a staggering gait, and is accompanied by vertigo and nystagmus.

Dystonic gait Involuntary, sustained, twisting movements of the limbs and trunk

but in general they are confusing and every textbook or website give certain names
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