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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between gait speed and strength in multiple sclerosis (MS) with particular regard to patients presenting with proprioceptive loss. METHODS Gait evaluation and isokinetic testing of muscular function were performed in 20 patients with unaided gait (expanded disability status scale < 6). Patients were separated into two(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent studies have focused on correlation between strength and gait parameters in hemiplegia, suggesting the interest for strength training in patients with central nervous system lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate this correlation in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with special regard to the different clinical forms including(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this work was to proceed to a literature review to determine the physiological justifications underlying knee orthosis use in medical practice. METHOD An analysis of the international literature relating to the years 1980-2000 was carried out with the Medline data bank. We added extra articles focusing on the validity of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this work was to collect literature data to assess the knee orthosis use with controlled clinical trials. METHOD The international literature relating to the years 1980-2000 was carried out with the Medline data bank. RESULTS Five hundred and twelve articles were collected and 35 were retained, 32 related to clinical studies and(More)
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between gait speed and strength in multiple sclerosis (MS) with particular regard to patients presenting with proprioceptive loss. Methods: Gait evaluation and isokinetic testing of muscular function were performed in 20 patients with unaided gait (expanded disability status scale < 6). Patients were separated into two(More)
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