Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Gait and Balance

Mark E. Williams, MD; Angela Gentili, MD

Disclosures

November 16, 2009

This feature requires the newest version of Flash. You can download it here.
In This Article

Gait Observations and Clinical Pearls (Continued)

Figure 10. Gait associated with cerebellar disease
• A broad-based, tremulous gait can be caused by weakness.
• Difficulty starting and stopping tends to be associated with basal ganglion impairment.
• Short shuffling steps with en bloc turning suggests parkinsonism.

This feature requires the newest version of Flash. You can download it here.

Figure 11. Parkinsonian gait
• Decreased step height and foot drag suggests neurologic disease, poor vision, fear of falling, or habit.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE

processing....