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Gait adaptations in patients with longstanding hip fusion.

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Author(s): Thambyah A | Hee HT | Das De S | Lee SM

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
ISSN 1022-5536

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 154;
Date: 2003;
Original page

ABSTRACT
PURPOSE: To examine the long-term effects of hip arthrodesis in terms of gait adaptations. METHODS: Motion analysis was performed on 9 patients who underwent unilateral hip arthrodesis between 1979 and 1991. A standard clinical gait analysis 3-dimensional model for the lower limb was used to calculate the effect of the fused hip on walking, compared with the contralateral normal hip. RESULTS: Significant (p
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