Figure 4: Effect of focal cerebral ischemia on temporal and comparative paw parameters. (a) Cerebral ischemia increased the duration of the stance phase of all paws at postoperative days 6 and 42. (b) Swing duration was only significantly different in the left forelimb (LF) at the acute phase after ischemia. (c) Stride length of MCAO animals was generally shorter. (d) Only the right forelimb (RF) of MCAO animals denoted longer duty cycle at postoperative day 6. All values are given as mean ± SD. Statistics: * versus sham-operated group.