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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
Gait Analysis/Neuromuscular

Edinburgh Visual Gait Score for Use in Cerebral Palsy

Read, Heather S. F.R.C.S.Ed.Tr., F.R.C.S.Orth.*; Hazlewood, M. Elizabeth M.C.S.P.*; Hillman, Susan J. M.Sc.*; Prescott, Robin J. Ph.D.†; Robb, James E. F.R.C.S.Ed.*

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Abstract

Complex gait analysis systems are not generally available worldwide, and no simple system of assessing gait by observation has been validated specifically for use in patients with cerebral palsy. The authors have developed a visual gait analysis score for use in cerebral palsy. Videotaped sequences of patients were recorded before and after surgery as part of a three-dimensional gait study using a Vicon (Oxford, U.K.) gait analysis system. The score demonstrated good intraobserver and interobserver reliability. The numeric values of the score elements correlated well with the measurements obtained from instrumented gait analysis for the same patients, and the score was able to detect postoperative change.

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