Adélaïde van den Hecke

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The aims of this study were to assess the characteristics of three-dimensional displacement of the centre of mass of the body (CMb) during walking in healthy children and to compare it with those of young adults. Twenty-one children (11 males, 10 females; age range 1 to 9 years) were recruited from the nursery and school attached to the Université(More)
Abnormal movements of the body segments due to lowest level gait disorders such as musculoskeletal disorders, peripheral neuropathies and radiculopathies or middle-level disorders such as hemiplegia, paraplegia and dystonia influence the motion of the centre of gravity (CG) during walking. The translation of the CG can be studied by the work done by muscles(More)
Many authors have reported increased energy expenditure during walking in children with hemiplegia. The origin of this increase is not well documented. The aim of our study was to understand better the origin of this increased energy expenditure of walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP) by simultaneously assessing the total mechanical work performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of celecoxib vs placebo treatment on clinical and gait variables in knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients; focusing on the efficiency of the locomotor mechanism. METHODS STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. PATIENTS Eight adult patients with painful OA of the knee. OUTCOME(More)
We assessed the influence of digitigrade gait pattern, topographical types, severity of motor involvement, and locomotor experience on the body's centre of mass (COM) displacement during gait in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Three-dimensional COM displacements were computed from ground reaction forces in 51 independent digitigrade walkers (29(More)
We assessed the influence of equinus gait treatments on the vertical displacement of the body's centre of mass (COM) in 21 patients with cerebral palsy (14 males, 7 females; mean age 8 y 9 mo [SD 2 y]; range 3 y 7 mo-17 y) presenting different topographical types (quadriplegia, n = 1; diplegia, n = 6; right hemiplegia, n = 6; and left hemiplegia, n = 8).(More)
This clinical note describes a typical case of dynamic varus deformity of the rear foot in a stroke patient. An overactive Tibialis Posterior muscle seemed mainly responsible for the varus deformity. However, this hypothesis was not confirmed by a motor point block of this muscle. It appeared that the Tibialis Posterior and Extensor Hallucis Longus muscles(More)
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