A person with left spastic hemiparesis. Note the flexion at elbow with internal rotation of left upper limb. The lower limb too has extension at left hip and left knee. While walking he circumducts the left lower limb (external rotation with movement in an arc).
Hemiplegia refers to weakness of one half of the body, mostly affecting the upper and lower limbs. In the acute phase, there is hypotonia and weakness of affected limbs. As recovery occurs over the next few days to weeks, muscle tone increases, resulting in spasticity. In this video, you can see the hemiplegic gait, affectingContinue reading “HEMIPLEGIC GAIT”