Subsequently, cognitive decline, muscle stiffness, dysarthria, and spastic gait developed.
She recovered, but 3 months after the onset became slow mentally and clumsy physically, with spastic gait and frequent falls.
A fair recovery was described as having a spastic gait
, micturition urgency and occasional incontinence, and minimal neurological signs.
Results: At enrollment, 85 subjects had neurologic gait abnormalities of the following types: unsteady gait (in 31 subjects), frontal gait (in 12 subjects), hemiparetic gait (in 11 subjects), neuropathic gait (in 10 subjects), parkinsonian gait (in eight subjects), and spastic gait
(in two subjects).
As the camera panned closer, however, it would have revealed small stresses not associated with childhood joy: the spastic gait
of the smallest child, the hunched shoulders and spindly limbs of the girl.
The film, in fact, shows variously disabled people walking with limps, spastic gaits
, and the pained stride of the seriously arthritic, their off-kilter movements punctuated by moments of repose.