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BACKGROUND A knee-ankle-foot orthosis may be prescribed for the prevention of genu recurvatum during the stance phase of gait. It allows also to limit abnormal plantarflexion during swing phase. The aim is to improve gait in hemiplegic patients and to prevent articular degeneration of the knee. However, the effects of knee-ankle-foot orthosis on both the(More)
1.Introduction Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most frequent injury type in individuals who participate in pivoting sports, with an annual incidence of more than 200,000 cases according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2007).This has motivated numerous studies on risk factors and prevention strategies (see Griffin et(More)
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