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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of temporal and spatial gait measurements over a one-week period as measured using an instrumented walkway system (GAITRite). METHODS Subjects were tested on two occasions one week apart. Measurements were made at preferred and fast walking speeds using the GAITRite system.(More)
There are several instruments available to measure grip strength, but some instruments are costly, time-consuming to use, or have questionable reliability. The purpose of this study is to examine the concurrent validity of the Dexter Evaluation System with Jamar dynamometer attachment (Dexter) compared with the reference-based criterion of the Jamar(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the concurrent validity of center of pressure (COP) measurements during walking, comparing the Parotec System (an in-shoe pressure measurement device) to an Advanced Mechanical Technology Inc. (AMTI) force plate. Pearson correlation coefficients comparing COP displacement in the medial-lateral (ML) and(More)
A young girl with Klippel-Feil syndrome presented with the onset of mirror movements in early childhood. Computerized tomography studies of her cervical spine and brain revealed fibrous diastematomyelia with duplication of the cervical spinal cord and an extra-axial midline posterior fossa cyst, together with the multiple cervical vertebral anomalies.(More)
The authors' experience with intradural and epidural recording of spinal somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP's) during 26 cases of spinal surgery is described. The techniques of monitoring spinal cord function provided good quality SSEP waveforms in patients both with and without neurological deficits. The SSEP configuration and peak latencies remained(More)
BACKGROUND Ballet dancers have been shown to have a relatively high incidence of stress fractures of the foot and ankle. It was our objective to examine MR imaging patterns of bone marrow edema (BME) in the ankles of high performance professional ballet dancers, to evaluate clinical relevance. METHODS MR Imaging was performed on 12 ankles of 11 active(More)
A simple method of spinal cord monitoring that can be readily used during surgery for spinal disorders in children or adults is described. A spinal subdural recording electrode is placed rostral to the site of surgery and the peroneal nerve is stimulated in the popliteal fossa; in this way, large-amplitude polyphasic spinal somatosensory evoked potentials(More)
We have developed an in vivo tribometer for characterizing the friction of a human heel against a planar test surface. The pedestrian steps down on an angled test surface and an observer determines if the person's heel slips. In the simplest variation, the subject simply steps down onto the test surface. The second variation has the standing subject's lower(More)
Cortical somatosensory-evoked potential studies were performed on seven children with unilateral intracerebral lesions. Three patients had neoplasms, and four had hematomas of various etiology. All the lesions involved either directly or indirectly with the thalamocapsular or perirolandic regions of the brain. Patterns of somatosensory-evoked potential(More)
Spinal, subcortical, and short latency cortical somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) following electrical stimulation of the median or tibial nerve were studied in 100 children aged 4 weeks to 13 years. Standard neurophysiological methods of recording surface SEPs were used in sedated and nonsedated children. The morphology of the SEPs was similar to that(More)