scissor leg

scissor leg
a disability in which one leg becomes permanently crossed over the other as a result of spasticity of its adductor muscles or deformity of the hips. The condition occurs in children with brain damage and in adults after strokes. A tenotomy or injections with botulinum toxin may reduce the degree of disability.

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deformity with crossing of the legs in walking, due to spasticity of adductor muscles of the thighs.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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