Functional outcomes attained by T9-12 paraplegic patients with the walkabout and the isocentric reciprocal gait orthoses.

@article{Harvey1997FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional outcomes attained by T9-12 paraplegic patients with the walkabout and the isocentric reciprocal gait orthoses.},
  author={Lisa Anne Harvey and Michael B. Smith and Glen M. Davis and Sabine Engel},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1997},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={706-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the functional outcomes attained by persons with paraplegia using the Walkabout Orthosis (WO) and the Isocentric Reciprocal Gait Orthosis (IRGO). DESIGN A randomized crossover design. PATIENTS Ten subjects with complete lesions between T9-T12. INTERVENTIONS Over two 8-week periods, subjects were taught to use each orthosis in conjunction with elbow crutches. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES After each 8-week training period, subjects were assessed on their ability to perform… CONTINUE READING
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