Volume 3, Issue 8


Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Gait: A Review

Author: S Javed Ali, Abdul Nasir Ansari, Azizur Rahman, Shiekh Imtiyaz, Basharat Rashid

Abstract: 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.


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