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Three-Dimensional Lower Extremity Joint Kinetics in Normal Pediatric Gait.

Ounpuu, S. M.S.; Gage, J. R. M.D.; Davis, R. B. Ph.D.

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Abstract

Summary: Gait analysis is becoming a more integral part of the decision-making process in treatment of children with neuromuscular problems. A normal reference, however, must be available for comparison when one makes decisions. We wished to develop a normal pediatric database for joint kinematics and kinetics which could then be used as a reference for clinical gait analysis. Thirtyone normal children underwent a complete gait analysis including calculations of three-dimensional joint kinematics and kinetics. The pediatric data were similar to that of normal adults.

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