Calcaneal gait | definition of calcaneal gait by Medical dictionary
a gait disturbance, characterized by walking on the heel, due to paralysis of the calf muscles, seen following poliomyelitis and in some other neurologic diseases.
calcaneal gait A gait disturbance most commonly seen in children with spastic diplegia (cerebral palsy), which is characterised by heel walking with ankle dorsiflexion 1 standard deviation above the mean in the sagittal plane for all phases of gait, especially during mid-stance. It is more common after heel-cord lengthening.
calcaneal gait severe, non-compensated, whole-foot inversion, with short stepping gait and little forefoot weight-bearing; characterized by excessive wear along lateral side of rear and middle parts of the sole and little/no forefoot wear