Pearls Sample Question
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A 6-year-old child is seen in the clinic. After placing him on the floor, it is observed that he uses his hands and arms to walk up his own body and get off the floor. What is the term for this sign?
Select Your Answer:
1. Gordon sign
2. Gower sign
3. Gluteal sign
4. Gonda sign
Gower sign indicates weakness of proximal muscles.
In Gower sign, one uses the hands and arms to get off the floor due to lack of thigh and hip muscle strength.
It is most often associated with Duchene muscular dystrophy.
Gower sign also is seen in patients with centronuclear myopathy and myotonic dystrophy.
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