Case of the week - 27/6/96

25yo woman with hereditary sensory neuropathy. Insensitive to pain & temperature. Two-point discrimination poor, light-touch and joint-position sense relatively intact, no stereoagnosia. Volunteered a sense of "clawing the ground" while walking.

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Right-side movie
Right-side Gait Analysis Results
Right-side Force-plate record
Left-side movie
Left-side Gait Analysis Results
Left-side Force-plate record

...points for discussion:

  • Explain biomechanically what is happening when she "claws" the gound.
  • Why is this phenomenon only unilateral?

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    Last modified on Saturday, 06-Jul-96 11:53:00 MSZ.

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