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A patient with a stroke affecting the right middle cerebral artery has difficulty walking, especially over uneven surfaces.  Which of the following describes the MOST appropriate initial treatment to improve the patient’s ability to walk over  old manuneven surfaces?

  1. Place a single point cane in the patient’s left hand and train him to use a swing-to gait pattern.
  2. Place a single point cane in the patient’s right hand and train him to use a swing-to gait pattern.
  3. Fit the patient with a 4-wheeled walker and instruct him to use a 4-point gait pattern.
  4. Fit the patient with axillary crutches and instruct him to use a 4-point gait pattern.

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