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Gait

  • Nirmal Raj Gopinathan
  • Prateek Behera
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Abstract

Gait can be defined as a cyclical pattern of musculoskeletal motion which carries the body forwards. Simplistically stating, gait can be considered as a pattern of locomotion. Normal gait is smooth, symmetrical and ergonomically economical, with each leg out of phase with the other.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nirmal Raj Gopinathan
    • 1
  • Prateek Behera
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsPGIMERChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)BhopalIndia

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