Parkinson's gait


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Related to Parkinson's gait: festinating gait, steppage gait

Parkinson's gait

In patients with Parkinson's disease, a gait marked by short steps with the feet barely clearing the floor in a shuffling and scraping manner. As the steps continue, they may become successively more rapid. The posture is marked by flexion of the upper body with the spine bent forward, head down, and arms, elbows, hips, and knees bent.
See: festination
See also: gait
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