Managing equinus in a child with cerebral palsy: merits of hinged ankle-foot orthoses.

@article{Carmick1995ManagingEI,
  title={Managing equinus in a child with cerebral palsy: merits of hinged ankle-foot orthoses.},
  author={Judy Carmick},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1995},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={1006-10}
}
  • Judy Carmick
  • Published 1995 in Developmental medicine and child neurology
A comparison of hinged versus solid ankle orthoses in a child with moderate spastic diplegia demonstrated that solid ankle braces blocked needed foot and ankle mobility. The loss of movement forced the child to use extraneous movement patterns in order to move the upper body over the foot. These iatrogenically induced deviations were considered reasons for surgery. When ankle and foot mobility were increased by the use of hinged ankle braces, the gait improved and with physical therapy the… CONTINUE READING

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