gait determinant

gait determinant

one of a number of the kinetic anatomical factors that govern an individual's locomotion in the process of walking. Some authorities have defined pelvic rotation, pelvic tilt, knee and hip flexion, knee and ankle interaction, and lateral pelvic displacement as the main determinants of gait. Such descriptions are often important in analyzing and correcting pathological gaits of patients afflicted by orthopedic diseases, deformities, or abnormal bone conditions.
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Gait determinants