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Gait Disorders in the Elderly


Gait Disorders in the Elderly

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD, Shilpa Chitnis, MD, Cherian Abraham Karunapuzha, MD, Amit Shah, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This educational modules teaches learners how to recognize normal patterns of gait in the elderly and discuss various geriatric gait disorders.  There is a quiz at the end of the module.

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing the module, learners should be able to:

1) observe and assess gait disorders in the elderly.

2) classify and describe gait disorders in the elderly.

3) know when to refer for more specialized care.

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Authors:  Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD; Shilpa Chitnis, MD; Cherian Abraham Karunapuzha, MD

Geriatrician: Amit Shah, MD

Medical Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

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Estimated time to complete: 
45 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Submitted by rzuilen on

This is a wonderful module on gait disorders. It is comprehensive and the videos of the different gait disorders are well done. For the past few years I have used this as an optional training module for a second year medical student clinical skills session on Falls and Fall Risk Assessment.

Rose van Zuilen, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine