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Static and dynamic biomechanical adaptations of the lower limbs and gait pattern changes during pregnancy.
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PMID:  23241158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the studies that have investigated static and dynamic biomechanical changes of the lower limbs and gait patterns during pregnancy. Original articles on this subject, published between 1934 and 2012, were considered. In general, pregnant women demonstrated greater hip flexion, more extended knees and less plantar flexion ankles. These changes could explain the gait patterns of pregnant women characterized by increased hip angles, decreased propulsion forces associated with increased durations of stance phase and changes in distributions of the plantar loads with increased loads in the forefoot and decreased ones in the rearfoot. This can lead to arthrokinematic deviations that, with time, contribute to the development of musculoskeletal discomfort. In summary, these findings showed the importance of further longitudinal studies to investigate the relationships between musculoskeletal discomfort in pregnant women in the lower limbs and gait changes observed throughout this period.
Ana Paula Ribeiro; Sílvia Maria Amado João; Isabel Camargo Neves Sacco
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-108     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Fisioterapia, Fonoaudiologia e Terapia Ocupacional, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua Cipotânia, 51 Cidade Universitária, 05360-160, São Paulo, Brazil.
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