Vol. 3, Issue 8 (2014)
Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Gait: A Review
S Javed Ali, Abdul Nasir Ansari, Azizur Rahman, Shiekh Imtiyaz, Basharat Rashid
Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. After a stroke, the ability to control balance in the sitting and standing positions is a fundamental skill of motor behavior for achieving autonomy in everyday activities. Initial walking function is impaired in two-thirds of the stroke population and this impairment is the greatest contributor to functional disability after stroke. Post-Stroke Hemiplegic gait is typical pattern of walking. The gait is a spastic gait affecting one leg; the ipsilateral arm may be held in a decorticate posture with hand near chest. It occurs after a contralateral hemispheric stroke and other corticospinal lesion. It possesses a complex anatomical picture to understand. This paper aims at reviewing post-stroke hemiplegic gait in detail and to look at the anatomical involvement, etiology, kinematics of hemiplegic gait and also to review available treatment modalities in this modern era.
How to cite this article:
S Javed Ali, Abdul Nasir Ansari, Azizur Rahman, Shiekh Imtiyaz, Basharat Rashid. Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Gait: A Review. 2014; 3(8): 36-41.