Gait alteration of a teenager with Down's syndrome: A 5-year follow-up before and after surgery

Chiara Rigoldi, Manuela Galli, Nunzio Tenore, Marcello Crivellini, Giorgio Albertini

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Abstract

Aim of this study is to evaluate kinematic and kinetic aspects of gait alteration in a teenager with Down's syndrome before and after surgery. The gait pattern of the participant was evaluated quantitatively by gait analysis at different ages. In the interval between 14 and 16 years, a patella surgery was performed on the right knee joint. A worsening of gait ability in kinematic and kinetic patterns was highlighted before surgical treatment. After surgery, a significant improvement was observed. The 5-year follow-up showed an improvement in the gait ability after the surgery and allowed quantitative evaluation of treatment outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Down's syndrome
  • Gait analysis
  • Multifactional movement analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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