Comparison of three ankle-foot orthosis configurations for children with spastic diplegia.

@article{Buckon2004ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of three ankle-foot orthosis configurations for children with spastic diplegia.},
  author={Cathleen E. Buckon and Susan Sienko Thomas and Sabrina Jakobson-Huston and Michael Moor and Michael D. Sussman and Michael D Aiona},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={
          590-8
        }
}
This study compared the functional efficacy of three commonly prescribed ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) configurations (solid [SAFO], hinged [HAFO], and posterior leaf spring [PLS]). Sixteen independently ambulatory children (10 males, six females; mean age 8 years 4 months, SD 2 years 4 months; range 4 years 4 months to 11 years 6 months) with spastic diplegia participated in this study. Four children were classified at level I of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS; Palisano et… CONTINUE READING
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