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Etymology: L, scindere, to cut; ONorse, gata, way
a manner of walking cross-legged, as observed in spastic paraplegia.
scissor gait, scissoring gait
A gait marked by excessive hip adduction in swing phase. As a result, the swing leg crosses in front of the stance leg. This gait pattern is seen in patients with an upper motor neuron lesion, and is accompanied by spasticity.Synonym: scissor leg
See also: gait