Gower's sign which indicates proximal muscle or hip muscle weakness. The sign describes a patient that has to use their hands and arms to "walk" up their own body from a squatting position due to lack of hip and thigh muscle strength.
Besides, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, it may also be seen in:
- Other muscular dystrophies
- Proximal ascending pseudomyopathic diseases
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Gower's sign in a child with DMD