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Gowers Sign
   
Gowers' sign is a sign that is common in the muscular dystrpphies which indicate a weakness of the proximal muscles of the lower limb. The sign is used to describe a patient that has to use his hands and arms to "walk" up their body from a squatting position due to lack of proximal muscle strength.
   
   
   
   
   
 
   

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http://podiapaedia.org/wiki/neurology/neurological-examination/motor-assessment/gowers-sign/

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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