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Acquirement of stability and mobility in infant gait.
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PMID:  12127189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined gait development in a longitudinal and cross-sectional study in 35 infants, age range 7-70 months. We estimated walking stability from mediolateral motion of body segments and mobility from the angular displacement of joints. Motion at the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle decreased significantly over several months after the onset of walking and thereafter changed gradually. The remarkable decrease began distally. The trunk-thigh and thigh-shank angles changed significantly until 9 months after the onset of walking. These results indicate that lateral stability, which develops earlier than mobility, is the most important factor in gait development in infants.
Naoko Yaguramaki; Tasuku Kimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0966-6362     ISO Abbreviation:  Gait Posture     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-19     Completed Date:  2002-10-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science B.V.
Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Gait / physiology*
Longitudinal Studies
Time Factors
Walking / physiology*

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