What are possible gait abnormalities in traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Updated: Feb 01, 2018
  • Author: Percival H Pangilinan, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Martini et al performed gait analysis on subjects with and without a remote concussion history, measuring velocity, step length, stride width, and time in single-leg versus double-leg stance. They found that subjects with a remote concussion history showed slowed walking velocity, greater time in double-leg stance, and less time in single-leg stance, speculating that the patients with concussion histories are trying to limit injury risk from falls. They suggest that patients with even remote concussion histories may have prolonged risk for fall injuries. [38]


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