Effect of dynamic orthoses on gait: a retrospective control study in children with hemiplegia.

@article{Gestel2008EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dynamic orthoses on gait: a retrospective control study in children with hemiplegia.},
  author={Leen Van Gestel and Guy Molenaers and Catherine Huenaerts and Jos Seyler and Kaat Desloovere},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={63-7}
}
Several positive influences of orthoses on gait in children with cerebral palsy have been documented, as well as some detrimental effects. Most importantly, push-off is decreased in orthoses, compromising a physiological third ankle rocker. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of three types of orthosis on gait in a homogeneous group of children. All orthoses aimed at improving push-off and normalizing the pathological plantarflexion-knee extension couple. Thirty-seven children (22… CONTINUE READING

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