Gait Analysis and its Benefit to the Patient
Indication for and evaluation of treatment in diseases and traumatic conditions of the locomotor system logically should include assessment of the quality of locomotor function. The orthopaedic surgeon relies on the case history, radiological evaluation, and on testing movements on the examining table. He usually observes the gait pattern while the patient enters and leaves the examination room. Such a procedure is often inadequate for assessing a function which depends on complicated interactions of neural commands and transmissions, muscle contractions and simultaneous angular changes in many joints. As a rule, the locomotor function is affected as a whole even when there is only a minor localised lesion.
KeywordsCerebral Palsy Gait Analysis Gait Pattern Locomotor Function Locomotor System
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