Gait analysis in patients with idiopathic scoliosis

  title={Gait analysis in patients with idiopathic scoliosis},
  author={In{\`e}s A. Kramers-de Quervain and Roland Mueller and A. Stacoff and Dieter Grob and E. Stuessi},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
The goal of this study was to observe scoliotic subjects during level walking to identify asymmetries—which may be related to a neurological dysfunction or the spinal deformity itself—and to correlate these to the severity of the scoliotic curve. We assessed the gait pattern of ten females (median age 14.4) with idiopathic scoliosis characterised by a left-lumbar and a right-thoracic curve component. Gait analysis consisted of 3D kinematic (VICON) and kinetic (Kistler force plates) measurements… CONTINUE READING