Relationship between flat foot condition and gait pattern alterations in children with Down syndrome.

@article{Galli2014RelationshipBF,
  title={Relationship between flat foot condition and gait pattern alterations in children with Down syndrome.},
  author={Manuela Galli and Veronica Cimolin and Massimiliano Pau and Pier Francesco Costici and Giorgio Albertini},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          269-76
        }
}
BACKGROUND In patients with Down syndrome (DS) one of the most common abnormalities is flat foot which can interfere significantly with normal daily activities, such as gait. The aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the relationship between the flat foot and the gait alterations in DS children. METHOD Twenty-nine patients with DS and 15 non-affected subjects were assessed using 3D Gait Analysis, using an optoelectronic system, force platforms and video recording. The degree of flat… CONTINUE READING
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