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Kinematic deviations in children with cerebral palsy

M Sangeux, S Armand, F Canavese, J Deslandes

Nova Science Publishers | Published : 2015

Abstract

© 2015 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. In gait analysis, a large portion of the work consists in finding the underlying causes of the abnormal movement observed during walking. The patient's kinematics of walking is compared to that of typically developed children and the deviations are further analysed. Over the years, clinicians have observed multiple-joints kinematics deviations that were frequent in children with cerebral palsy and devised gait patterns in order to group patients and support management algorithms. However, the gait patterns are broad tools and cannot render the complexity and varying degrees of impairments seen in children with cerebral palsy. To de..

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