Myopathic gait

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Myopathic gait (or waddling gait) is a form of gait abnormality.

The "waddling" is due to the weakness of the proximal muscles of the pelvic girdle.[1]

The patient uses circumduction to compensate for gluteal weakness.[2]

Conditions associated with a myopathic gait include pregnancy, congenital hip dysplasia, muscular dystrophies and spinal muscular atrophy.


  1. ^ "Gait > Abnormal".
  2. ^ Saint, Sanjay; Wiese, Jeff; Bent, Stephen (2006). Clinical clerkships: the answer book. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 219. ISBN 0-7817-3754-0.

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