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Examples of abnormal pGALS

Take a look at the pGALS app which describes the pGALS manoeuvres, what to look for and provides some examples of abnormalities that you may find.

The following are further examples of what you may find when performing a pGALS examination:

The photograph below shows contractures of fingers and limited movement of the wrists (restricted wrist extension) in polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

The photograph below shows swollen knees, swollen ankles and thigh wasting in polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. 

The photograph below shows flat feet and normal arches on tip toe in a normal healthy young child.





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