Assessment of the Chignon dynamic ankle-foot orthosis using instrumented gait analysis in hemiparetic adults.

@article{Bleyenheuft2008AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the Chignon dynamic ankle-foot orthosis using instrumented gait analysis in hemiparetic adults.},
  author={Corinne Bleyenheuft and Gilles D Caty and T Lejeune and Christine Detrembleur},
  journal={Annales de readaptation et de medecine physique : revue scientifique de la Societe francaise de reeducation fonctionnelle de readaptation et de medecine physique},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={154-60}
}
OBJECTIVE In the hemiplegic adult, gait is frequently perturbed by lack of ankle dorsiflexion at toe-off and may prompt prescription of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). Our objective was to evaluate the effect on gait of a dynamic AFO (the Chignon orthosis) in comparison with a prefabricated AFO (PAFO). METHOD Ten chronic hemiplegic patients performed a 10 m gait test and then underwent an instrumented treadmill gait test under three different sets of conditions (without an orthosis, with a PAFO… CONTINUE READING