Characteristics of the gait in old people who fall.

  title={Characteristics of the gait in old people who fall.},
  author={Rossana M Guimar{\~a}es and Belinda Isaacs},
  journal={International rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={2 4},
Observations were made of the gait of 30 people aged 65 and over who were admitted to hospital shortly after suffering a fall without bone injury. These were compared with 22 patients of similar age admitted to the same hospital who had not suffered a recent fall; with 23 normal active old people of whom 7 had fallen recently; and with 24 normal young subjects. The gait of the hospitalized fallers differed from all other groups, and had the following characteristics: slow speed, short step… CONTINUE READING

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