This chapter has several videos of patients with orthopedic conditions which affect gait. Use these videos to practice observational gait analysis and answer questions associated with each patient
This patient had severe hip osteoarthritis (OA) on both sides. She underwent 2 hip replacement surgeries (total hip arthroplasty (THA)) over a 2 year period. The following video shows the patient's gait after she completed rehab following the second surgery.
Can you identify the deviation in this patient?
HINT: This deviation is named after a famous surgeon who first described it.
This is a video of a patient with polio. He is walking without any orthotic devices
Which deviations are are observed on the Left lower limb? What orthotic intervention would you recommend for this patient?
HINT: Use the gait assessment form to identify gait deviations.
This patient has severe osteoarthritis (OA) in the lower limb joints and the right upper limb. There is considerable joint stiffness because of OA.
From the back view of the patient, what deviations can you identify? What would be an appropriate intervention for him?
HINT: Use the gait assessment form to identify differences.
This patient was prescribed orthopedic shoes due to severe rheumatoid arthritis and associated joint deformities. The following video shows the patient's gait pattern with and without the shoes.
Compare the patient's gait with and without orthopedic shoes and determine if the patient should continue using these shoes.
HINT: Use the gait assessment form to identify gait deviations and the gait comparison form to determine the efficacy of shoes.