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Old 05-15-2013
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Wink Various Types of Gait for your CK Exam

There are many types of gaits, they can be buzzwords pointing to specific conditions in your CK exam:

1) hypokinetic gait/shuffling gait/festinating gait-----Parkinson
2) spastic gait------UMN lesion
3) antalgic gait------tarsal tunnel syndrome or any joint pain
4) en bloc gait------vestibular ataxia (also may be cerebellar ataxia ???)
5) high-steppage gait-----common peroneal injury
6) waddling gait------DMD
7) staggering gait----alcoholics ,drunk ataxia...wernicke's??
8) scissoring gait-----cerebral palsy

Shuffling gait may also seen in NPH (normal pressure hydrocephalus)

Please correct me if am wrong in any of the above


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mmhh and how would you differentiate between a cerebellar gait caused by central cerebellar lesion from a lesion in the cerebellar emispheres?
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Central Cerebellar : Trunk Ataxia
Cerebellar Hemispheres: Limb Ataxia

In addition to above, there ll be other symptoms joining them such as dysmetria, dysdiadochokinesia or movement issue (Intentional Tremor)
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