Journal article

Hip- and patellofemoral-joint loading during gait are increased in children with idiopathic torsional deformities

Elyse Passmore, H Kerr Graham, Marcus G Pandy, Morgan Sangeux



BACKGROUND: Torsional deformities of the femur and tibia are associated with gait impairments and joint pain. Several studies have investigated these gait deviations in children with cerebral palsy. However, relatively little is known about gait deviations in children with idiopathic torsion and debate ensues about the management of these patients. RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the effects of idiopathic increased femoral neck anteversion and external tibial torsion on lower-limb kinematics, kinetics and joint loading during gait in children and adolescents. METHODS: Patient-specific musculoskeletal models were created for 12 children/adolescents (mean age of 14 years) with torsional deformitie..

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Awarded by NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy

Funding Acknowledgements

The author EP acknowledges support from an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (#1057997). The author MS received funding from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. The funding sources played no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.