Promotion of ambulation of patients with spinal muscular atrophy by early fitting of knee-ankle-foot orthoses

C. Granata, F. Cornelio, S. Bonfiglioli, P. Mattutini, L. Merlini

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Abstract

Seven children with spinal muscular atrophy aged between 20 months and four years, none of whom had ever walked, were fitted with knee-ankle-foot orthoses. All the children could sit unsupported and therefore were at point 9 on the Vignos functional scale. Two children achieved autonomous walking, three assisted walking and the remaining two could stand without aid. During the follow-up period there was no progression of weakness and neither scoliosis nor contractures developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Granata, C., Cornelio, F., Bonfiglioli, S., Mattutini, P., & Merlini, L. (1987). Promotion of ambulation of patients with spinal muscular atrophy by early fitting of knee-ankle-foot orthoses. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 29(2), 221-224.