Another indispensable edition in The Most Common Complaints series, GAIT DISORDERS will help physicians determine the causes behind different types of gait disorders and enable them to prescribe the correct treatments or refer patients to the appropriate specialists. This practical handbook covers all possible causes, including neurolgic illness, lesions to the peripheral or central nervous system, psychogenic disturbances, or orthopedic problems. As gait disorders are common and the wrong treatment can exacerbate the disorder, this book is a must-have for any physician.
• Telegraphic coverage of physiology and pathophysiology
• Covers all the myriad causes of gait disorders
• Concise, clinical, and geared toward the non-specialist
Table of Contents
The Physiology of Gait; Weakness; Deafferentation; Vestibular Dysfunction/Dizziness; Ataxia; Extrapyramidal Disorders; Frontal Lobe Dysfunction; Psychogenic Factors in Gait Disorders; Non Neurologic Causes of Gait Disorders in the Elderly; Falls in the Elderly; Cervical Spondylosis