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Influence of ankle-foot orthoses on kinematic segmental covariation among stroke patients.
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PMID:  23318009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of ankle-foot orthosis on lower limbs kinematic segmental covariation (KSC) among stroke patients. METHODS: Ten chronic hemiparetic spastic stroke patients presenting with a lack of ankle dorsiflexion were assessed with instrumented gait analysis under three conditions: wearing a shoe, with a prefabricated ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), and with a dynamic AFO. Kinematic parameters were recorded and computed KSC was calculated according to Borghese's methodology. RESULTS: Contrary to the prefabricated AFO, the dynamic AFO improved KSC of the paretic side. We observed a high correlation between the external mechanical work and the affected side's KSC. In the unaffected side, KSC was globally unchanged. CONCLUSION: In stroke patients, wearing a dynamic AFO improves KSC of the paretic lower limb only.
Authors:
C Bleyenheuft; T Deltombe; C Detrembleur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1877-0665     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Phys Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101502773     Medline TA:  Ann Phys Rehabil Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, université catholique de Louvain, cliniques universitaires de Mont-Godinne, 1, rue Thérasse, 5530 Yvoir, Belgium. Electronic address: corinne.bleyenheuft@uclouvain.be.
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