crouch gait


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crouch gait

(krowch gāt)
Gait pattern seen in patients with cerebral palsy in which the patient walks in a stooped posture due to nonphysiologic tightening of particular ligaments and muscles.

crouch gait

A gait seen in cerebral palsy in which the hamstrings and psoas muscles are shorter than normal and the affected person walks with a stooped posture.
See also: gait
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For the children with IFA, the rehabilitation team makes a great effort to prevent crouch gait by strengthening quadriceps, plantar flexors and hip extensors.
The orthopedic surgeons may consider the priority of planning femoral de-rotational osteotomy in surgical treatment schedule for children with crouch gait due to CP