I have a patient with moderate hemiparesis (pyramidal score 3) who is unable to tandem walk because of weakness, but does not appear ataxic. How would I score tandem walk and the EDSS step in the Cerebellar category?If there are no other signs of ataxia you should score a 2 for Tandem walk and for the cerebellar FS score a 2X
X indicates problems with cerebellar scoring due to interfering paresis
How can I score gait ataxia for a patient who walks with assistance by another person and can't walk alone?THE SUBSCORE WOULD BE 4 (PLEASE SEE THE CORRESPONDING DEFINITIONS). DEPENDING ON THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF WEAKNESS, YOU MAY HAVE TO ADD AN "X" TO INDICATE THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF WEAKNESS/PLEGIA.
I've a problem to score cerebellar function when pyramidal interfere with the function. For example a patient with an monoplegia of one upper extremity can't be tested for limb ataxia. I know I've to put an "X" after the score but I don't know the score. I've to put because the test can't be done, can I put "0" or "5" and "X"THE SUBSCORE FOR UPPER LIMB ATAXIA WILL BE 4, THE FS-SCORE DEPENDS TO THE REST OF THE CEREBELLAR FUNCTIONS BUT AFTER THE FINAL FS-SCORE YOU HAVE TO PLACE AN "X" TO INDICATE THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF WEAKNESS/PLEGIA.
If a patient has severe gait ataxia and only mild limb ataxia, what is the Cerebellar FS score?The Cerebellar FS score is 3. The presence of severe gait ataxia alone results in a Cerebellar FS score of 3. Gait ataxia and truncal ataxia are not the same. According to the Neurostatus, severe truncal ataxia is defined as the inability to sit without assistance.