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Which term should be used by the nurse to document the client’s gait? A male client in the emergency department has a suspected neurologic disorder. To assess gait. the nurse asks the client to take a few steps; with each step. the client’s feet make a half circle.



A. Ataxic
B. Dystrophic
C. Helicopod
D. Steppage

This question is part of Nervous System | Neurological Disorders NCLEX Quiz 53
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Mar 30, 2020

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Answered Aug 20, 2018

Helicopod

A helicopod gait is an abnormal gait in which the clients feet make a half circle with each step.Option A: An ataxic gait is staggering and unsteady.Option B: In a dystrophic gait. the client waddles with the legs far apart.Option D: In a steppage gait. the feet. and toes raise high off the floor and the heel comes down heavily with each step.
 

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