gluteus maximus gait


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glu·te·us max·i·mus gait

compensatory backward propulsion of trunk to maintain center of gravity over the supporting lower extremity.

glu·te·us max·i·mus gait

(glū-tē'ŭs maks'i-mŭs gāt)
Compensatory backward propulsion of trunk to maintain center of gravity over the supporting lower extremity.

gluteus maximus gait

A lurching gait, characterized by posterior leaning of the trunk at heel strike in order to keep the hip extended during the stance phase. It is caused by weakness of the gluteus maximus. It also is called hip extensor gait.
See also: gait