circumduction gait

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hem·i·ple·gic gait

gait in which the leg is stiff, without flexion at knee and ankle, and with each step is rotated away from the body, then towards it, forming a semicircle.

circumduction gait

; circumductory gait adapted swing phase of gait typical of cerebrovascular accident or any form of head injury causing motor cortex or cerebellar damage; characteristic forward drag of affected limb (moving foot through an arc away from the body, whilst toes remain in contact with the support surface), loss or marked reduction of arm swing, and leaning towards the unaffected side to create sufficient hip height on the affected side to accommodate adapted leg