Gait patterns of a patient with myoclonus of a lower limb, when OFF and ON treatment with antiepileptic drugs

M. Cioni, I. Iero, G. Tornatore, A. Cocilovo, A. Belfiore, R. Ferri

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Abstract

We describe kinematics, kinetics and electromyographic patterns of a patient with spinal myoclonus of the left lower limb, during walking. Gait analysis was performed when the patient was OFF and ON his treatment with antiepileptic drugs. When OFF, we mainly observed clonic bursts and out-of-phase activations of m. tibialis anterior and m. rectus femoris, with increased hip flexion, reduction of knee flexion during swing and excessive ankle dorsal flexion. Furthermore, large oscillations of knee moment of force and power during stance phase were also observed. These abnormal patterns markedly recovered when ON drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Gait
  • Gait analysis
  • Spinal myoclonus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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