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Compensatory Lameness Patterns

Law of Sides 

Ipsilateral suggests 1º hind limb lameness - THIS IS TRUE!!!!! WATCH OUT

  • Compensatory FL can be of any type (impact, midstance, push off)

Contralateral suggests 1º forelimb lameness - This is partly true…  

Most Common

  • Compensatory contralateral HL decreased push off 

Less Common

  • Compensatory contralateral HL decreased push off and ipsilateral HL decreased impact
  • Compensatory ipsilateral HL decreased impact (note: this pattern could also be indicative of primary hind)