Trendelenburg gait

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glu·te·us me·di·us gait

compensatory during the stance phase of gait list of body (or throw of trunk) to the weak gluteal side, to place the center of gravity over the supporting lower extremity.
Synonym(s): Trendelenburg gait
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Tren·de·len·burg sign

, Trendelenburg gait (tren'del'en-burg sīn, gāt)
A physical examination finding associated with various hip abnormalities (congenital dislocation, hip abductor weakness, rheumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis) in which the pelvis sags on the side opposite the affected side during single-leg stance on the affected side; during gait, compensation occurs by leaning the torso toward the involved side during stance phase on the affected extremity.
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Friedrich, German surgeon, 1844-1924.
Brodie-Trendelenburg test - see under Brodie, Sir Benjamin C
reverse Trendelenburg position - supine position, without flexing or extending, in which the head is higher than the feet.
steep Trendelenburg position
Trendelenburg cannula
Trendelenburg gait
Trendelenburg limp
Trendelenburg lurch
Trendelenburg operation - pulmonary embolectomy.
Trendelenburg position - a supine position on the operating table, used during and after operations in the pelvis or for shock.
Trendelenburg sign - in congenital dislocation of the hip or in hip abductor weakness, the pelvis will sag on the side opposite to the dislocation when the hip and knee of the normal side is flexed.
Trendelenburg symptom - a waddling gait in paresis of the gluteal muscles, as in progressive muscular dystrophy. Synonym(s): Trendelenburg waddle
Trendelenburg tampon
Trendelenburg test - a test of the valves of the leg veins.
Trendelenburg vein ligation
Trendelenburg waddle - Synonym(s): Trendelenburg symptom
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Neurologic examination identified Gower's sign as seen in prior examination, as well as a Trendelenburg gait, inability to run (describing it as more of a "fast walk"), wide base, normal range of motion, decreased tone with general weakness (proximal greater than distal), and normal sensory and reflex responses.
Trendelenburg gait, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome or anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
Depending on the size of the tear, patients with abductor tendon pathology may present with a Trendelenburg gait and reduced resisted abduction strength accompanied by pain.
Fortunately, both patients were able to sit and climb stairs comfortably by their 3-month postoperative follow-up appointments, and neither walked with a clinical limp or Trendelenburg gait. Both patients were able to resume their normal live activities without discomfort, and the patient in Case II returned to the work as a bus driver.
A range of gait adaptations are commonly employed to minimize this discomfort, such as increased lateral displacement of the trunk (i.e., Trendelenburg gait) and wider step width.
On examination the child had Trendelenburg gait, exaggerated lumbar lordosis, shortening of left lower limb (fig.
One patient demonstrated a Trendelenburg gait, and two patients were being monitored for a recurrence of the pathologic process.