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Kinematic differences in lower limb gait analysis of scoliotic subjects

CHOCKALINGAM, Nachiappan and Rahmatalla, A. and DANGERFIELD, Peter and COCHRANE, Thomas and Ahmed, N. and Dove, J. (2002) Kinematic differences in lower limb gait analysis of scoliotic subjects. Studies in health technology and informatics, 91 (4). pp. 173-177. ISSN 0926-9630

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Although various factors have been attributed to the etiology of idiopathic scoliosis, studies have indicated that the kinematic differences in the spine, pelvis and lower limb may contribute to the causation and progression of idiopathic scoliosis. The aim of this investigation was to identify asymmetries in lower limb kinematics and pelvic and back movements during level walking in scoliotic subjects that can be related to the spinal deformity. The study has employed a movement analysis system to estimate various joint angles in the lower extremities and other kinematic parameters in the pelvis and back. The results of a pilot study have highlighted the potential usefulness of a range of parameters in the indication of asymmetries and their implications for spinal deformity generation. While demonstrating the value that movement analysis systems may have in investigating pathogenesis and aetiology, these preliminary findings indicate that the identified variables can also used in the kinematic analysis of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Further studies are being undertaken to validate these findings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 2
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; article; biomechanics; computer assisted diagnosis; gait; hemispheric dominance; human; joint characteristics and functions; leg; pathophysiology; physiology; pilot study; scoliosis; statistics; weight bearing, Adolescent; Biomechanics; Functional Laterality; Gait; Humans; Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted; Leg; Pilot Projects; Range of Motion, Articular; Scoliosis; Weight-Bearing
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
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Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 12:48
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 12:48
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/736

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