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

@article{Buckon2001ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of three ankle-foot orthosis configurations for children with spastic hemiplegia.},
  author={Cathleen E. Buckon and Susan Sienko Thomas and Sabrina Jakobson-Huston and Michael D. Sussman and Michael D Aiona},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={371-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the hinged ankle-foot orthosis (HAFO), posterior leaf spring (PLS), and solid ankle-foot orthosis (SAFO), in preventing contracture, improving efficiency of gait, and enhancing performance of functional motor skills in 30 children (21 male, 9 female; mean age 9 years 4 months; age range 4 to 18 years,) with spastic hemiplegia. Following a 3-month baseline period of no ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) use, each AFO was worn for 3 months… CONTINUE READING

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