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Efficacy of orthoses for children with hypotonia: a systematic review.
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PMID:  24356317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review of the literature was to determine the efficacy of orthoses for children with hypotonia and provide a concise summary of the state of the evidence in this area.
METHODS: Fifteen search terms were used to find articles addressing children with hypotonia, orthotic use, and physical therapy.
RESULTS: Ten articles met the inclusion criteria, but no level I evidence was found. Data were reported for body structure and activity components, but not participation outcomes. Current evidence suggests that foot orthoses and supramalleolar orthoses may benefit children with hypotonia; however, the evidence is low level.
CONCLUSION: The evidence for efficacy of orthoses for children with hypotonia continues to have gaps with the following questions still unanswered: When is the optimal time to introduce orthoses? Are foot orthoses or supramalleolar orthoses more efficacious? Should orthoses be combined with physical therapy?
Anna Weber; Kathy Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1538-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912748     Medline TA:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
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