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Instrumented gait analysis for planning and assessment of treatment in cerebral palsy

Author(s): Thomas Raji | Ganesh T | George J | Venugopal K | Macaden A | Poonnoose P | Tharion G | Devasahayam S | Bhattacharji S

Journal: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0019-5413

Volume: 39;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 182;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Instrumented gait analysis; Cerebral palsy; Video-analysis; Kinematics; Kinetics; Dynamic EMG.

Background: To improve the walking efficiency of children with cerebral palsy, gait must be documented accurately so that the abnormalities can be assessed and the best treatment option can be selected. Methods: Gait was analysed using Selspot kinematic system with a Kistler force plate and the motion analysis ambulatory EMG system connected to a personal computer. Results: Walking speed and stride length had improved in children. Conclusion: Gait analysis can help to accomplish improvement in walking efficiency of children with cerebral palsy.
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