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Here is a quick mnemonic “VASCULAR DISEASE to remember about Frontal Gait Disorder

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Frontal Gait Disorder : How To Remember Easily ?

  • V – Variety of causes for frontal gait disorder
  • A – Apraxia is not the best description for this disorder
  • S – Shuffling, freezing gait with imbalance
  • C – Common in the elderly population
  • U – Upper-level motor control disorder
  • L – Lower-body parkinsonism as an alternate term
  • A – Arm swing and stooped posture are prevalent features
  • R – Reduced arm swing and increased tone in lower limbs
  • D – Dysarthria and pseudobulbar affect present
  • I – Increased tone and hyperreflexia in lower limbs
  • S – Subcortical small-vessel disease in frontal white matter
  • E – Enlarged ventricles and flow void on MRI
  • A – Aqueduct abnormalities and periventricular white matter change
  • S – Sylvian fissures disproportionately widened
  • E – Enlarged ventricles and high-convexity tightness


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