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Tabetic gait (sensory gait)

Tabetic gait (sensory gait)

In tabes dorsalis, knees are hyperextended due to severe proprioceptive impairment. The posture is stooped due to need to directly observe the position of the feet. Slapping the floor with the feet provides auditory feedback on position of feet. Sensory ataxia causes uncoordinated gait. (Courtesy of Dr. Sid Gilman.)

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