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1. A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.

[Middle English claudicacioun, from Latin claudicātiō, claudicātiōn-, from claudicātus, past participle of claudicāre, to limp, from claudus, lame.]


1. (Pathology) limping; lameness
2. (Pathology) pathol short for intermittent claudication
[C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame]


(ˌklɔ dɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

a limp or a lameness.
[1375–1425; < Latin claudicātiō <claudicā(re) to limp <claudus lame]


a limp or limping movement.
See also: Body, Human, Walking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.claudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feetclaudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest


n claudicación f; intermittent — claudicación intermitente
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The chief complaint was of lower back pain with neurogenic claudication and numbness of the left buttock through the posterior thigh.
Neurogenic claudication has been variably defined by radiculopathy or pain in the lower extremity that worsens with walking and improves with sitting or bending forward.
Background: The patient perspective regarding the impact of neurogenic claudication (NC) has not been well studied.
Here, we present the case of a 64-year-old male patient referred to our surgery unit for evaluation of lumbosacral pain and lower limb pain with episodes of neurogenic claudication.
In cases of growing into canal patient may have a chronic neurogenic claudication and progressive deficits.
Treatment of neurogenic claudication by interspinous decompression: Application of the X STOP device in patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis.
These symptoms, known collectively as neurogenic claudication, generally ease when you sit down or bend forward and thus enlarge the spinal canal.
It is particularly important to differentiate the neurogenic claudication of LSS from vascular claudication, as the treatments are vastly different (TABLE).
Consequently, patients with neurogenic claudication are significantly limited in their ability to ambulate (11).
Neurogenic claudication was defined by pain with walking or standing, relieved by maneuvers of spinal flexion such as sitting and leaning over a sink or over a grocery cart.
Patient group: Adults with neurogenic claudication without associated spondylolisthesis.
Edward Benzel, who diagnosed neurogenic claudication and lumbar stenosis.