Jérôme Cottalorda

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Our aim in this retrospective study was to analyse the value of serial corrective casts in the management of toe-walking in children aged less than six years with cerebral palsy. A total of 20 children (10 hemiplegic and 10 diplegic) had elongation of the triceps surae by serial casting at a mean age of four years and one month. The mean passive(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of age and speed on the asymmetry of ground reaction forces (GRFs) and spatiotemporal parameters (STPs) during normal gait in 4- to 10-year-old children. Forty-seven children walked at three speeds on a treadmill dynamometer (ADAL; Tecmachine, Andrézieux Bouthéon, France). Thirty steps were recorded at(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of different methods of backpack carrying on gait kinetics in children, using a new treadmill that allowed three-dimensional measurement of right and left leg ground reaction forces (GRFs). Forty-one healthy children, with a mean age of 12 years, participated in this study. The mean height was 152 cm and(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the influence of both age and speed on ground reaction forces and temporal parameters during normal gait in children. Fifteen children aged 4-6 years (group 1), 16 aged 6-8 years (group 2), and 16 aged 8-10 years (group 3) walked at 2.7 km/h, 3.6 km/h, and 4.5 km/h on a treadmill. For each child thirty successive steps(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of age and speed on the variability of ground reaction forces (GRF) and stride parameters of gait in normal children. MATERIAL AND METHOD Forty-seven children aged 4-10 years were split into three age groups. Each child walked at three constant speeds on a treadmill. Thirty consecutive steps of each leg were recorded. For(More)
Of 23 children (35 feet) with cerebral palsy who had undergone a Grice extra-articular subtalar arthrodesis for a valgus hindfoot between 1976 and 1981, we reviewed 17 (26 feet), at a mean of 20 years (17 years 3 months to 22 years 4 months) after operation. Seven were quadriplegic, eight spastic diplegic, and two hemiplegic. They were all able to walk at(More)
Back pain has become a real public health concern both for adults and children. In general, patients complain of moderate pain. While the topic was long ignored by the scientific community, the number of publications has increased over the last three Years. We reviewed the literature to separate real evidence from speculations. Recognized risk factors for(More)
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) causes postural control deficits and accordingly comparison of aberrant postural control against normal postural control may help diagnose mTBI. However, in the current literature, little is known regarding the normal pattern of postural control in young children. This study was therefore conducted as an effort to fill(More)
The authors present a new procedure for acquiring the whole external trunk shape. The construction of braces starts with corrected a positive mold using computer-assisted design software connected to a digital tooling machine. The computer-assisted design and construction of braces enable the determination, measurement, and modification of a(More)
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