steppage gait

steppage gait
step·page gait 'step-ij- n an abnormal gait that is characterized by high lifting of the legs with the toes pointing downward and that is associated with neurological disorders which prevent normal flexion of the feet

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the gait in footdrop in which the advancing leg is lifted high in order that the toes may clear the ground. It is due to paralysis of the anterior tibial and peroneal muscles and is seen in lesions of lower motoneurons, such as multiple neuritis, lesions of the anterior motor horn cells, and lesions of the cauda equina. Called also drop-foot g. and equine g.

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