Christine Themar-Noel

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Upper limb assessment in non-ambulant patients remains a challenge. We have designed new tools to precisely assess pinch (MyoPinch), grip (MyoGrip), wrist flexion and extension (MyoWrist) strength. We have also designed a new tool to assess the ability of patients to produce repetitive flexion/extension movements of wrist and fingers (MoviPlate). We have(More)
A new series of 350 previously unreported cases of clubfoot treated by the functional method are reported. One hundred and eighteen clubfeet were unilateral and 116 were bilateral. The follow-up ranged from 11 to 18 years, with an average of 14 years. The improvements in the technique of physical therapy increased the rate of good results up to 77% compared(More)
The authors have studied anatomical specimens and findings at time of surgery to determine the functional anatomy of clubfoot. The importance of the midtarsal joints (especially of the talonavicular joint) is emphasized as well as the importance of the tibialis posterior. The findings of the authors concerning the function of these elements have allowed(More)
INTRODUCTION Ten to twenty percent of persons experience spinal pain during growth. Causes are diverse in adolescents, and it is essential to determine etiology rapidly so as to guide optimal management. HYPOTHESIS It is important for the pediatric orthopedist to understand the natural history of conditions inducing spinal pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)
Xrays are of a poor help in the diagnosis of the deformities of the foot in the neonate. As a modern imagying, ultrasounds allow to show the cartilaginous frames and also the soft-tissues. Some special views are used which can give interesting informations about the abnormal connexions of the hindfoot and also the midtarsal joint. This procedure is also(More)
The use of a new apparatus has enabled the authors to study the distribution to the ground of the plantar pressures by the way of ciphering each support area. This procedure is valuable and very precise as 500 pressure pick-up are used which give reliable, numerous and regularly distributed informations. The normal footprint has first been evaluated. Then,(More)
Ultrasound imaging of hip (UIH) was performed in 170 children (340 hips) with normal (193) and dysplasic (147) hips and findings compared with results of clinical and radiologic examinations. Ultrasound demonstrated 100% sensitivity in cases with abnormal clinical and radiologic finding, and 94% specificity for UIH when clinical and radiologic examinations(More)
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