Effects of gastrocnemius fascia lengthening on gait pattern in children with cerebral palsy using the gait profile score

Luiz Alfredo Braun Ferreira, Veronica Cimolin, Pier Francesco Costici, Giorgio Albertini, Claudia Santos Oliveira, Manuela Galli

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of the GPS regarding the quantification of changes in gait following the gastrocnemius fascia lengthening in children with CP. Nineteen children with CP were selected and evaluated in the preoperative period (PRE session) and approximately one year postoperatively (POST session; mean 13.1. ±. 5.1 months) using 3D gait analysis and computing the GPS and GVSs. As the GPS represents the difference between the patient's data and the average from the reference dataset, the higher the value of GPS is, more compromised gait of the subject. A statistically significant improvement in mean GPS was found in the POST session (PRE: 13.38. ±. 5° POST: 10.26. ±. 2.41° p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1143
Number of pages7
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Gait analysis
  • Gait Profile Score
  • Gastrocnemius fascia lengthening
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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