The gait disorder in primary orthostatic tremor.

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To uncover possible impairments of walking and dynamic postural stability in patients with primary orthostatic tremor (OT).Spatiotemporal gait characteristics were quantified in 18 patients with primary OT (mean age 70.5 ± 5.9 years, 10 females) and 18 age-matched healthy controls. One-third of patients reported disease-related fall events. Walking performance was assessed on a pressure-sensitive carpet under seven conditions: walking at preferred, slow, and maximal speed, with head reclination or eyes closed, and while performing a cognitive or motor dual-task paradigm.Patients exhibited a significant gait impairment characterized by a broadened base of support (p = 0.018) with increased spatiotemporal gait variability (p = 0.010). Walking speed was moderately reduced (p = 0.026) with shortened stride length (p = 0.001) and increased periods of double support (p = 0.001). Gait dysfunction became more pronounced during slow walking (p 


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