Journal article

The effect of joint translation constraint on within-participant variability of kinematics and kinetics during running in cerebral palsy

A Chappell, B Liew, AT Murphy, N Gibson, GT Allison, G Williams, SL Morris

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Biomechanical data in cerebral palsy are inherently variable but no optimal model of translational joint constraint has been identified. The primary aim of this study was to determine which model of translational joint constraint resulted in the lowest within-participant variability of lower limb joint angles and moments. The secondary aim was to determine which model best distinguished known functional groups in Cerebral Palsy. METHODS: Three models (three degrees of freedom, six degrees of freedom and six degrees of freedom with specified joint translation constraint) were applied to data from running trials of 40 children with cerebral palsy. FINDINGS: Joint angle standard dev..

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