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KINETICS DURING LOFSTRAND CRUTCH-ASSISTED GAIT IN CHILDREN WITH MYELOMENINGOCELE

@inproceedings{Slavens2007KINETICSDL,
  title={KINETICS DURING LOFSTRAND CRUTCH-ASSISTED GAIT IN CHILDREN WITH MYELOMENINGOCELE},
  author={Brooke A. Slavens and P. Sturm and G. Harris},
  year={2007}
}
Introduction: Myelomeningocele (MM) is complex disease that often results in functional disability. Studies have shown that approximately 5060% of young adult patients ambulate in the community, with around 20% of these patients using an assistive device, such as Lofstrand crutches [1]. During crutch walking, peak axial loads are a substantial amount of body weight. Literature has shown that long term crutch usage can result in upper extremity (UE) pathologies, such as destructive shoulder… Expand