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Gait Analysis before and after Gastrocnemius Fascia Lengthening for Spastic Equinus Foot Deformity in a 10-Year-Old Diplegic Child.
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PMID:  20339527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Purpose. This case study quantified kinematic and kinetic effects of gastrocnemius lengthening on gait in a Cerebral Palsy child with equinus foot. Methods. A 10-year-old diplegic child with Cerebral Palsy was evaluated with Gait Analysis (GA) before and after gastrocnemius fascia lengthening, investigating the lower limb joints kinematics and kinetics. Results. Kinematics improved at the level of distal joints, which are directly associated to gastrocnemius, and also at the proximal joint (like hip); improvements were found in ankle kinetics, too. Conclusions. This case study highlighted that GA was effective not only to quantify the results of the treatment but also to help preoperative decision making in dealing with CP child.
Manuela Galli; Veronica Cimolin; Giorgio Cesare Santambrogio; Marcello Crivellini; Giorgio Albertini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-04-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417806     Citation Subset:  -    
Bioengineering Department, Politecnico Di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy.
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