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steppage gait

 

Definition: a movement in which the advancing foot is lifted higher than usual so that it can clear the ground, because it cannot be dorsiflexed. Seen with peroneal neuropathies and other disorders causing foot dorsiflexion weakness.

Synonym(s): equine gait, high-steppage gait, steppage

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