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What is a spastic gait?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 24 years experience
Tight muscles: When muscles of lower limbs have increased tone or have stiffness the walking is not fluid normal type. Gait is est seen than described.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Gait: A spastic gait is a very stiff sometimes robotic looking walk where the patient has difficulty coordinating the leg movements. The gait typically has a "jerky" movement and it varies depending on severity of the spasticity.

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