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