Spastic paraplegic (diplegia) gait

Spastic paraplegic (diplegia) gait:
Caused by lesion at level of brain affecting the pyramidal tract or at level of spinal cord; marked spasticity and weakness of lower extremities; legs typically extended or slightly flexed at the hips and the knees; short stride length; trunk moves from side to side to compensate for slow and stiff movements of leg; may have ‘scissor’ gait – crossing of legs; legs circumduct at hip, feet drag on floor  shoe wear at toes.

eg spastic cerebral palsy

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